Seven days in science - 24 March 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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Seven days in science - 17 March 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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Electronic Synapse

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Mimicking synapses in the brain, the artificial synapse is energy efficient and 'learns' with use. It is a new type of electronic architecture that could lead to a more brain-like era of computation.

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Identifying Cancer Type from a Single Blood Test
Identifying Cancer Type from a Single Blood Test
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Researchers in the United States have developed a computer program that can simultaneously detect cancer and identify where in the body the cancer is located, from a patient’s blood sample.

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Big Data Predicts Protein Structures
Big Data Predicts Protein Structures
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Using a big data approach, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now developed a method to predict protein structures.

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Assembling  a Human Genome for Under $10,000
Assembling a Human Genome for Under $10,000
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Assembling a genome now costs 400,000 times less than it did 15 years ago.

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First Director of Health Data Research UK Announced
First Director of Health Data Research UK Announced
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Professor Andrew Morris has been appointed Director of the new UK health and biomedical informatics research institute, which is to be named Health Data Research UK.

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Epigenetic Labels Predict Increased Mortality
Epigenetic Labels Predict Increased Mortality
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An altered methylation status at only ten specific sites in the genome can indicate that mortality is increased by up to seven times.

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Big Data Helps to Identify Autism
Big Data Helps to Identify Autism
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An algorithm based on levels of metabolites found in a blood sample can accurately predict whether a child is on the Autism spectrum of disorder.

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