Forging Frontiers

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    December 19, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: finding humanism in health AI; bad news for data privacy; good news for vaccination; Google backs away from facial recognition APIs; privatized VA services scrutinized; AP plumbs US life expectancy; HIT plays role in...

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    December 14, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: phages eavesdrop to ambush bacteria; antivax sentiments in high places; fact-checking getting a bumpy ride at Facebook; poorly-designed algorithms compound grief; don’t worry about deepfakes, worry about credulity; COI:...

  3. Dr Califf
    December 13, 2018

    “What is above all needed is to let the meaning choose the word, and not the other way around.”

    --George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language”

    One thing that I quickly learned during...

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    December 12, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: astrophysicists struggle with big data, too; ethics of publishing rogue CRISPR experiment; CPR and the limits of medicine; more bad news for red meat; smartphone apps are spying on you; FDA announces new biologics framework;...

  5. December 7, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: making sense of dairy recommendations; report highlights need for AI oversight and governance; SNAP’s lasting benefits; CRISPR experiment “stupendously immoral”; drug shortages for critical generics; FDA framework for real...

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    December 6, 2018

    Convolutional neural networks. Random forests. Hyperplanes. Multilayer perceptrons. Confusion matrices. As more clinicians and biomedical researchers wade into the disciplines of data science and machine learning, they quickly find themselves...

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    December 5, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: Italy health advisors dismissed amid ongoing European measles outbreak; dystopian lie detectors; beware medical advice from YouTube; advances in quantum computing threaten to unravel encryption; complex findings from a...

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    November 30, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: US life expectancy drops for 3rd straight year; number of uninsured kids rising again; steep drops in insect populations; wealth differences and the gap in UK longevity; head-turning new work on brain genomics;...

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    November 28, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: CRISPR in the news and then some; individual mandate going away but ACA marketplace looking surprisingly strong; online misinfo has a tangled source; optimizing batch size for training neural networks; AI voice analysis...

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    November 21, 2018

    *Note to our readers: the Roundup will be taking a short break this Friday.

    In today’s Roundup: medical devices and the data they gather; the hemimastigotes under your feet; AI validation yields surprises; NC chickenpox...