Forging Frontiers

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    January 18, 2019

    In today’s Roundup: magnetic north is wandering; WHO lists top ten health threats; burnout as public health crisis; coffee threatened by global warming; time to get serious about privacy/security for wearables; PLOS One publishes machine...

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    January 16, 2019

    In today’s Roundup: cherry-picking data; perils of polygenic risk scores; weighing medical AI for quality & safety; the immortal fax machine; interesting early results from MS therapy; innovation bubbles; FDA approvals up, value down;...

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    January 14, 2019
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    January 11, 2019

    In today’s Roundup: network analysis reveals gastronomic secrets; new open science resources from Open CDC; Medicare readmission findings questioned; “differential privacy” for Census data; new CDC flu tracker; county-level clustering for...

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    January 9, 2019

    In today’s Roundup: AI for humanities; diagnosis: crickets?; FDA commissioners call for independent agency; tracing hype in oncology reporting; a measles outbreak in New York State; facial recognition tech: still biased; a worrying new “Ebola...

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    January 4, 2019

    Welcome to the first Forge Roundup of 2019! In today’s Roundup: how do people feel about gene editing? It depends; a surfeit of systematic reviews; lotteries for research funding; sneaky AIs, surge in pediatric deaths from opioids; sports...

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    January 3, 2019

    This blog post continues our series on the power of words - especially the ones we apply to people. This post, co-authored...

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    December 28, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: looking back on the big stories of 2018; parsing targeted ads on Facebook; adaptive Bayesian designs for dose-ranging; the internet: bot or not?; clinical applications for polygenic risk scores questioned; AHRQ framework...

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    December 21, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: JAMA looks at online misinformation; tobacco company Altria bets on vaping; flu vaccination lowers death risk in heart failure; car crash, firearms are leading causes of death for kids; pushback against Elsevier; CDC data...

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    December 20, 2018

    Academic medical centers and the universities that house them have become big businesses. To take two examples: Duke and Stanford University (together with their associated health systems) are relatively modest in size by...

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