A new study concludes that about half of global wastewater is treated, rather than the previous estimate of 20%. Despite this promising finding, the authors warn that treatment rates in developing countries are still very low.READ MORE
Researchers have reported a way to train machines to predict the function of DNA sequences. They used "neural nets", a type of artificial intelligence (AI) typically used to classify images. Teaching the neural net to predict the function of short stretches of DNA allowed it to work up to deciphering larger patterns.
Pollen seasons start 20 days earlier, are 10 days longer, and feature 21% more pollen than in 1990 — meaning more days of itchy, sneezy, drippy misery. Researchers found that human-caused climate change played a significant role in pollen season lengthening and a partial role in pollen amount increasing.READ MORE
A study uses machine learning to mine existing biobanks and generate chunks of human genomes which do not belong to real humans but have the characteristics of real genomes.READ MORE
A team has exploited the latest advances in RNA technology and machine learning approaches to develop a gene panel test that allows for accurate diagnosis of liposarcomas.READ MORE
MIT researchers report a new AI-based software for reconstructing multiple structures and motions of the imaged protein — a major goal in the protein science community.READ MORE
Researchers from the University of Ottawa have discovered that plants may be able to control the genetics of their intimate root symbionts - the organism with which they live in symbiosis - thereby providing a better understanding of their growth.READ MORE