Technology

Theresa May Pledges Millions to Artificial Intelligence Research

The U.K. Prime Minister, Theresa May has made her first appearance in a series on industrial strategy, whereby she has pledged millions of pounds of government funding to develop artificial intelligence to transform outcomes through early diagnosis of cancer and chronic disease. 

Genome Surgery Is Coming, Says Scientist

Researchers have developed a new technique for the powerful gene editing tool CRISPR to restore retinal function in mice afflicted by a degenerative retinal disease. This is the first time researchers have successfully applied CRISPR technology to a type of inherited disease known as a dominant disorder.

Built for Speed: DNA Nanomachines Take a Rapid Step Forward

Researchers have revealed an innovative DNA walker, capable of rapidly traversing a prepared track. Rather than slow, tentative steps across a surface, the DNA acrobat cartwheels head over heels, covering ground 10- to 100-fold faster than previous devices.