Archive for March, 2018

Peter Townsend (RAF officer) – Wikipedia

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon – Wikipedia

Saturday, March 17th, 2018,_1st_Earl_of_Snowdon

Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos C.E.O. and Silicon Valley Star, Accused of Fraud – The New York Times

Friday, March 16th, 2018

NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018: route and street closures – Curbed NY

Friday, March 16th, 2018

When is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade?
The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 17and it’ll broadcast live on NBC New York.
What is the parade route?
It’s a straight shot north on Fifth Avenue: The parade will begin on 44th Street, making its way north and passing the St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 50th Street and Fifth Avenue, and wrapping up outside of the American Irish Historical Society on 80th Street.

Fast, scalable prediction of deleterious noncoding variants from functional and population genomic data | Nature Genetics

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Fast, scalable prediction of deleterious #noncoding variants from functional & population genomic data LINSIGHT, by @ASiepel et al., combines DNAse & conservation information

Yi-Fei Huang, Brad Gulko & Adam Siepel

Nature Genetics 49, 618–624 (2017)
Published online:

13 March 2017

In China, a Three-Digit Score Could Dictate Your Place in Society | WIRED

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

In China, a Three-Digit Score Could Dictate Your Place in Society The extreme evolution of the #FICO score

Why American medicine still runs on fax machines

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Why American medicine still runs on fax machines Great article explains how the inability to kill the “cockroach of American medicine” illustrates the incentives or anti-incentives toward data sharing & interoperability HT @DShaywitz

“Competitive pressure between the companies that sell electronic record makers themselves only made things worse. The electronic record makers don’t have much incentive to connect well with other records, when they’d rather just convert that hospital on a different electronic platform into one of their own customers.

“When you want competing entities to share information, you have to realize that they’re sharing things that could help their competitors” “If [electronic record vendors] expended all that time and effort to make it so anyone could plug into any other system, it’s reducing the advantage of staying on your particular network,” Mostashari says.

This is especially true for larger electronic medical record companies, which want to sell the advantages of joining a record that is used in lots of doctor offices. “You want to make it easier for people to say, ‘Hey, if you’re on [our electronic record], look how awesome it is! You can talk to any user, anywhere in the country,” he argues.

In short, economics gave hospitals plenty of reasons not to connect their records with other hospitals — to stick with a clunky
technology, like fax, that makes it hard to transmit information. And the government didn’t give any incentives to connect — it stopped at digitizing medicine, falling short of the interoperability that patients actually want.

Amazon’s cashier-less Seattle grocery store is opening to the public – MIT Technology Review

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Postmortem examination of patient H.M.’s brain based on histological sectioning and digital 3D reconstruc tion | Nature Communications

Monday, March 12th, 2018

UC Davis MIND Institute

Monday, March 12th, 2018