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Historian: When Computers and Biology Converge, Organisms Become Algorithms

Historian: When Computers and Biology Converge, Organisms Become Algorithms 05/18/2016 07:29 pm ET | Updated May 19, 2016 113 Daniel A. Bell Philosopher, Tsinghua University; author “The China Model” Zap Art via Getty Images On May 11, 2016, the Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Center invited Yuval…

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Artificial Wombs Just Got One Step Closer to Reality

Scientists have sustained human embryos in a petri dish for 13 days, shattering the previous record of nine days. The breakthrough will allow researchers to study early fetal development in unprecedented detail, and brings us one step closer to viable “artificial wombs.” But it’s adding fuel to an already heated ethical debate.

Polypharmacology: A Brief Overview

In contrast to combination and single drug/single target strategies, polypharmacology (not to be confused with polypharmacy) suggests it is often desirable to develop single drugs with multiple therapeutic targets, although a handful of researchers use the term interchangeably with the use of drug cocktails. This paradigm shows immense promise in treating polygenic disorders as well […]