Posts Tagged ‘scinews’

Human brain samples yield a genomic trove | Science

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

The papers are out!
Using the tag pecrollout for this.
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6420/1227

QT: {{”
The project’s namesake, ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements), was a broader quest to map noncoding regions of the human genome. Its initial results, unveiled in 2012, stirred controversy. Scientists disputed the team’s claim that most of the genome was functional and questioned whether the project’s insights would be worth NIH’s $185 million investment (Science, 21 March 2014, p. 1306).
“}}

Human brain samples yield a genomic trove | Science

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

The papers are out!
Using the tag pecrollout for this.
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6420/1227

QT: {{”
The project’s namesake, ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements), was a broader quest to map noncoding regions of the human genome. Its initial results, unveiled in 2012, stirred controversy. Scientists disputed the team’s claim that most of the genome was functional and questioned whether the project’s insights would be worth NIH’s $185 million investment (Science, 21 March 2014, p. 1306).
“}}

scientists on twitter: preaching to the choir or singing from the rooftops?

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

http://www.facetsjournal.com/doi/full/10.1139/facets-2018-0002#.WzmasWXTsqo.twitter

To monitor the health of cities’ residents, look no further than their sewers

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

To monitor the health of cities’ residents, look no further than their
sewers https://CEN.ACS.org/environment/water/monitor-health-citiesresidents-look-further/96/i18 Urban metabolism metrology & wastewater-based epidemiology. Big application is measuring illicit drugs. Interesting #privacy issues.

Prehistoric proteins: Raising the dead

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

QT:{{”

“The oestrogen receptor achieves this by binding substances that contain a chemical structure called an aromatized A ring. Because oestrogens are the only steroid hormones to have such a ring, that criterion was enough to ensure that the receptor bound only oestrogens for many millions of years. Until, that is, the chemical industry started pumping out hundreds of substances containing such aromatized rings, which the oestrogen receptor unwittingly bound. “The endocrine disrupters are taking advantage, unfortunately, of the promiscuity that is the result of the evolutionary history of receptors,” Thornton says.”
“}}

Prehistoric proteins: Raising the dead
http://www.nature.com/news/prehistoric-proteins-raising-the-dead-1.10261

Biology Will Be the Next Great Computing Platform

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

https://www.wired.com/story/biology-will-be-the-next-great-computing-platform/

Google Duplex

Friday, May 11th, 2018

https://ai.googleblog.com/2018/05/duplex-ai-system-for-natural-conversation.html?m=

Google Duplex: An AI System for Accomplishing Real-World Tasks Over the Phone

New algorithm can create movies from just a few snippets of text | Science | AAAS

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Interesting paper by alumnus Renqiang Min on “Video Generation from Text,” using a generative #MachineLearning model.
http://www.AAAI.org/GuideBook2018/16152-72279-GB.pdf (Press report by @SilverJacket: New algorithm can create movies from just a few snippets of text
http://www.ScienceMag.org/news/2018/02/new-algorithm-can-create-movies-just-few-snippets-text )

Video Generation from Text Yitong Li†∗, Martin Renqiang Min‡ , Dinghan Shen† , David Carlson† , Lawrence Carin† †

Revolutionary Quantum Computer is One Step Closer to Reality | Newsweek

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

http://www.newsweek.com/revolutionary-quantum-computer-one-step-closer-reality-after-major-836263

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

Monday, February 12th, 2018

https://www.quantamagazine.org/new-theory-cracks-open-the-black-box-of-deep-learning-20170921

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning