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Creating an Infrastructure of Health Data to Support Amazon’s Leap into Healthcare

By CLAUDIA WILLIAMS  Amazon has transformed the way we read books, shop online, host websites, do cloud computing, and watch TV. Can they apply their successes in all these other areas to healthcare? Just last week, Amazon announced Comprehend Medical, machine learning software that digitizes and processes medical records. “The process of developing clinical trials… Read More »

Stem cells implanted into the brain stop epilepsy seizures in rats

CasarsaGuru/Getty By Clare Wilson For people with severe epilepsy, no medication is effective – but a radical approach of implanting stem cells into the brain could stop seizures at their source. The technique, which has so far shown promise in rats, would involve taking some of a patient’s own skin cells and turning them into… Read More »

China orders an inquiry into the 'world's first gene-edited babies'

China orders an inquiry into the ‘world’s first gene-edited babies’ as scientists continue to condemn ‘irresponsible’ researchers who claim to have edited the DNA of twins to give them immunity to HIV Scientists said the use of CRISPR-Cas9 technology to edit the genes was risky They said it harmed the reputation of the biomedical community… Read More »