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Scientists enlist AI to decipher what rodents say

Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine have developed a software program that enlists artificial intelligence to decipher the ultrasonic vocalizations made by mice and rats. The “DeepSqueak” program, described today in a study published by the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, … Continue reading

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Allen Institute expands into immunology

Billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen died two months ago, but before he passed away, he passed along a $125 million commitment to a new research frontier: the Allen Institute for Immunology. The Allen Institute’s newest division, unveiled today at the institute’s Seattle headquarters, will focus … Continue reading

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Human gene-editing experiment put on hold

The Chinese researcher behind a controversial experiment to produce gene-edited children took the stage at a Hong Kong conference to explain his work, and acknowledged that the international outcry has brought a halt to the experiment. “The clinical trial was … Continue reading

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Reports of gene-edited babies spawn investigations

Multiple investigations are being sought in the wake of reports that a Chinese laboratory facilitated the birth of twin girls whose genes had been edited to protect them against the HIV virus that causes AIDS. The first-of-its-kind experiment, which took … Continue reading

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First gene-edited babies reportedly born in China

A Chinese researcher says his lab facilitated the first birth of gene-edited children — twin girls who are said to possess genetic alterations that could protect them from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. “Two beautiful little Chinese girls, named Lulu and … Continue reading

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$43 million effort targets brain-blood connection

Medical researchers know all about the blood-brain barrier, but Seattle’s Allen Institute and the American Heart Association have selected three teams to participate in a $43 million initiative to study the blood-brain connection. The American Heart Association-Allen Initiative in Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment initiative, launched … Continue reading

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Paul Allen set aside funds to fight his disease

It’s notable that the newest class of Allen Distinguished Investigators, announced today by the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, includes researchers who are developing new treatments for lymphoma. Lymphoma is the type of blood cancer that led to the death of Microsoft co-founder … Continue reading

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