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CRUP Tool Makes Enhancer Prediction Quick and Easy
News   Nov 27, 2019

It is the the dream of every molecular geneticist: an easy-to-use program that compares data sets from different cellular conditions, identifies enhancer regions and then assigns them to their target genes. A research team led by Martin Vingron at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin has now developed a program that masters all of this.

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How Do Proteins Form Patterns?
News   Nov 27, 2019

Probing the functional segments, or 'motifs', of proteins has helped scientists identify the minimal ingredients needed for them to form biological patterns.

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Ultrafast Quantum Simulations Could Reveal Secrets of the Universe
News   Nov 26, 2019

A new method of studying large numbers of particles at quantum level has been developed, which allows for the study of the dynamics of the interactions between electron and ion.

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Is Immunotherapy Working? Just Ask AI
News   Nov 25, 2019

Ongoing research now suggests that artificial intelligence can successfully predict which lung cancer patients will benefit from immunotherapy.

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Bots Behaving Badly: Can We Trust in an Algorithm-controlled Society?
News   Nov 22, 2019

Stanford and UMass Amherst develop a new way to help machine-learning designers build AI with safeguards against specific, undesirable outcomes such as racial and gender bias

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Machine Learning Microscope Adapts Lighting to Improve Diagnoses
News   Nov 22, 2019

Engineers at Duke University have developed a microscope that adapts its lighting angles, colors and patterns while teaching itself the optimal settings needed to complete a given diagnostic task.

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Why a Gaming AI Is the Best Spy
News   Nov 21, 2019

MIT researchers have developed a bot equipped with artificial intelligence that can beat human players in tricky online multiplayer games where player roles and motives are kept secret.

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Opaque Hiring Algorithms' Definition of Bias Questioned in New Study
News   Nov 21, 2019

Hiring decisions are rife with human bias, leading some organizations to hand off at least part of their employee searches to algorithms that screen applicants. But new research raises questions about those algorithms and the tech companies who develop them.

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Calculating the Spatial Pattern of Gene Expression for the Entire Genome
News   Nov 21, 2019

Professor Nikolaus Rajewsky is a visionary: He wants to understand exactly what happens in human cells during disease progression, with the goal of being able to recognize and treat the very first cellular changes.

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Coaxing Stem Cells Into Custom Shapes Could Be Route to Personalized Organs
News   Nov 21, 2019

Researchers used a machine-learning approach to discover new ways of controlling the spatial organization of induced pluripotent stem cells.

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