Artificial Intelligence

$5 Million Tech Prize Seeks Answer to Origin of Life

A USD $5 million technology prize aims to crack the origin of the genetic code. The Evolution 2.0 Prize was announced at Arizona State University in August 2017. The largest “origin of life” prize to date, it seeks to bridge the gap between chemistry, genomics and modern computing.

Stuff to Read, Week 8

Here are five stories you should read this week. We ponder on the idea as to whether we could live forever, read more below!

Solving Genomic Mysteries

How can we integrate different datasets to gain a better research perspective? Our expert panel discusses all there is to know about big data.

Stuff to Read, Week 4

The outcome of clinical trials might not be predicted as well as you think, cloning of monkeys could revolutionise human disease studies, why is everyone talking about blockchain, and should everyone have their whole genome sequenced at birth? 

This DNA Robot Can Rotate and Function Like Latches

Researchers have developed a way to make simple, self-assembling DNA ‘robots’ that can rotate and function like latches. Combined, they can be used as nano-scale cargo carriers that respond to electromagnetic commands via remote control.