Neuralink is a Fitbit in Your Skull With Tiny Wires to Fix Your Brain and Spine

Neuralink is recruiting for great engineers to make brain repair affordable and reliable. They implanted brain read-write devices into brains in pigs. They have received emergency FDA approval in July and will soon implant into humans in clinical trials. The information for this article is almost exclusively from the Neuralink demo. The video of the …

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Kriya Therapeutics Gets $80 Million for Gene Therapy Vs Obesity and Diabetes

Kriya Therapeutics announced today that it has raised $80.5 million in a Series A financing to fund the development of transformative gene therapies for highly prevalent serious diseases. Kriya was formed in the fourth quarter of 2019 and has an industry-leading gene therapy team that includes former senior leadership from Spark Therapeutics, AveXis, Sangamo Therapeutics, …

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Gene Therapy Doubled Strength and Reduces Fat

Gene therapy helped build significant muscle mass quickly and reduced the severity of osteoarthritis in the mice, even though they didn’t exercise more. The therapy also staved off obesity, even when the mice ate an extremely high-fat diet. Science – Gene therapy for follistatin mitigates systemic metabolic inflammation and post-traumatic arthritis in high-fat diet–induced obesity …

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DARPA Implant Will Reduce Jet Lag and Control the Body

DARPA’s new ADvanced Acclimation and Protection Tool for Environmental Readiness (ADAPTER) program aims to develop a travel adapter for the human body, an implantable or ingestible bioelectronic carrier that can provide warfighters control over their own physiology. The implant will improve sleep and possibly eliminate bacteria that cause diarrhea and food poisoning. The integrated system …

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Prime Genome Editing System Could Accelerate Disease Cures

A new type of gene editing enables more precise editing than CRISPR. Prime editing combines two key proteins and a new RNA to make targeted insertions, deletions, and all possible single-letter changes in the DNA of human cells. Prime Editing is capable of directly editing human cells in a precise, efficient, and highly versatile fashion. …

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Special Conditions for Sub-Two Hour Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge is the first and only man to break the 2-hour barrier in the marathon with a time of 1:59:40. He set the marathon world record of 2:01:39 on 16 September 2018, at the 2018 Berlin Marathon. His run broke the previous world record by 1 minute and 18 seconds. It was the greatest …

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink Will Reveal Brain Interface Progress Within 23 Hours

Elon Musk’s brain interface company, Neuralink, will have a live-streamed event starting tomorrow, Tuesday, July 16 at 8PM PST. * In November, 2018, Elon said Neuralink would create microcontrollers to further advance computer-brain interface technology. * Elon has also said the brain interface technology could mitigate severe brain injuries (stroke, cancer lesion, congenital) in about …

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Future of Gene Sequencing, Genome Editing and Intelligence Enhancement

The Current state of the genetic component of intelligence was summarized in a recent research article at Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Twin studies show that individual differences in human intelligence can largely (50%–80%) be explained by genetic influences making intelligence one of the most heritable traits. However, present GWAS studies can capture less than half …

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Test Tube Babies As Predictor of Future Intelligence Enhancement of Babies

For the next decade or two it will be far easier, cheaper and more effective to use gene sequencing to select the most intelligent embyro for test tube babies. Embryos are already having their genes sequenced to select against genetic diseases. It will be an easy step to gene sequence for intelligence and select on …

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Enhancing Human Potential with AI #emtechdigital

AI can be used to augmenting our intelligence. Lama Nachman is an Intel Fellow, Intel Labs; Director, Anticipatory Computing Lab, Intel. She will discuss Enhancing Human Potential with AI. Lama Nachman led the team that gave a voice to the late Professor Stephen Hawking. From context-aware intelligence to help people with disabilities to enabling healthcare …

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