Biology

Front Line Genomics

  A patient-centered way to keep up with advances in genomics  The online and print magazine Front Line Genomics has the tagline “unzipping genes for humanity.” Richard…


$12K Needed for Phase I of Open Source Insulin

The Open Source Insulin Project is fundraising to initiate Phase I. (November 19, 2015) – Oakland, CA In July, 2015, Counter Culture Labs announced a new citizen-science…


Can Epigenetics Help Crops Adapt to Climate Change (Not GMOs)?

British researchers turned off a plant gene this year without modifying its DNA sequence. (July 11,2015)  There is a shortage of food in many areas of…


Breakthrough Initiatives ($100M for SETI) Introduced by Seth MacFarlane

July 29, 2015 Source: YouTube, Breakthrough Initiatives Introduced by Seth MacFarlane “The Breakthrough Initiatives, a $100 million, 10-year multi-disciplinary effort to dramatically accelerate the search…


Hospital Tests Lag Time for Remote Surgery 12,000 Miles Away

Doctors may be able to perform surgery across the world or in space. (July 15, 2015) – Celebration, FL Roger Smith, CTO of Florida Hospital…


Citizen Scientists Attempt Open Source Insulin

“I proposed that we could change that by making it ourselves, brewing insulin at home.” – Ryan Bethencourt (July 13, 2015) – Oakland, CA There…


Mayo Clinic Finds Digital Health Interventions Reduce Cardiovascular Disease

On average, digital health interventions reduced relative risk for cardiovascular disease outcomes by 40 %. Source – Mobi Health News, Jonah Comstock Mayo Clinic…


Patent Analysis by “The Economist” Predicts Revolution in Biological Invention

Source- The Economist (Now and Then: The Process of Invention)  “Most inventions up until now have been based on physics or chemistry. Today’s understanding…