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Biomedical Technology Stories in 2013 | MIT Technology Review

A push for new brain-mapping technology and a ban on some gene patents showcase ongoing advances in biomedical technology.
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Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code

Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a second code hiding within DNA. This second code contains information that changes how scientists read the instructions contained in DNA and interpret mutations to make sense of health and disease.
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"The genetic code uses a 64-letter alphabet called codons. The UW team discovered that some codons, which they called duons, can have two meanings, one related to protein sequence, and one related to gene control." 

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-12-scientists-genetic-code.html#jCp

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Artificial Intelligence Uses Biggest Disease Database to Fight Cancer (Op-Ed)

Artificial Intelligence Uses Biggest Disease Database to Fight Cancer (Op-Ed) | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
With all this information, you might expect new breakthroughs in cancer treatment to come in thick and fast. But the more of these goldmines of raw material we have, the harder it actually becomes to make sense of it.
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Phys.Org Mobile: Origins of genomic 'dark matter' discovered

Phys.Org Mobile: Origins of genomic 'dark matter' discovered | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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