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antiagingAging Reversal tests in dogs by 2019 and then in human tests by 2022 if that works

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George Church is a Harvard Professor -serial entrepreneur of many multi-million dollar and even billion dollar biotech companies. This article (interview with George Church) originally appeared in Endpoints. An excerpt is included below, and the complete story can be found …

chinaChina Province of Jiansu will genome sequence one million people within two years

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The government in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu has unveiled a plan to sequence the genomes of 1 million people for a large DNA sequencing platform and biomedical big data analysis center in Nanjing as well as a genetic …

agingUnurbanized and undeveloped countries will be exception after about 2080 due technological development catchup and systemic convergence

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Basic development of the level that has been mostly achieved in Europe today will be norm throughout the world by about 2080. Key aspects of development are non-slum urbanization at 70% or higher. Universal literacy. Energy and other infrastructure to …

agingPathnet is Deepmind’s step to a super neural network for creating an artificial general intelligence

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For artificial general intelligence (AGI) it would be efficient if multiple users trained the same giant neural network, permitting parameter reuse, without catastrophic forgetting. PathNet is a first step in this direction. It is a neural network algorithm that uses …

crisprMultiple Iranian missile tests and separate incidents with US and Iranian ships

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Iran test-fired Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missiles about 155 miles away, destroying a targeted floating barge in one case. Iran tested a medium-range ballistic missile in February, in apparent violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution; the incident led to U.S. …

DNAChina will go from 1% solar power in 2016 to possibly 2.5% power generation from solar in 2020

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China’s installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity more than doubled last year, turning the country into the world’s biggest producer of solar energy by capacity, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Saturday. Installed PV capacity rose to 77.42 gigawatts at the …

dna manufacturingNavy uses high power laser to accelerate thin plastic foils to over 1180 kilometers per second

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A set of experiments conducted on the Nike krypton fluoride (KrF) laser at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) nearly five years ago has, at long last, earned the coveted Guinness World Records title for achieving “Highest Projectile Velocity” of …

futureGeorge Church Keynote Speech from Antiaging Conference and Other Videos

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In the SENS6 Conference’s keynote address, Harvard University’s Dr. George Church describes recent advances in genomics and in the reading, writing, and interpretation of -omes fields. He also discusses PersonalGenomes.org, his initiative to glean new medical insights by gathering data …

antiagingMolecular Trigger for Alzheimer’s Disease Identified

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Researchers have pinpointed a catalytic trigger for the onset of Alzheimer’s disease – when the fundamental structure of a protein molecule changes to cause a chain reaction that leads to the death of neurons in the brain. For the first …