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  1. Dr Califf
    August 21, 2018

    The DCRI is currently experiencing its fourth transition in leadership since its founding in 1996. It seems like only yesterday that we were first imagining...

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    August 17, 2018

    In today’s roundup: Scary robots bring out your best effort; genetic barcodes; engineered E.coli treatment for PKU; game theory for oncology; no increase in autism risk with maternal Tdap vaccination; Bayesian Beatles probabilities; heads of...

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    August 15, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: dubious health information showing up on trusted websites; first RNAi therapy approved by FDA; sodium still generating controversy; new solution for nearest-neighbor problem; NIH asks if more human research should be...

  4. August 7, 2018

    There are three objectives when working with health data: exploration, prediction, and inference. So says Professor Fan Li, PhD, a Forge-affiliated faculty member and an expert in causal inference....

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    July 25, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: a neural net spontaneously develops grid cells, reports of IBM’s Watson generating dubious treatment recommendations, mapping out a code of ethics for clinical AI, new strains of giant viruses discovered, a possible...

  6. Dr Califf
    July 15, 2018

    A decade ago, many observers were warning that the U.S. clinical research enterprise was on an unsustainable path, as the already substantial cost, complexity, and administrative and logistical burdens of clinical research continued to mount....

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    July 11, 2018

    In today's Roundup: Taking a look at just what your neural network is actually learning, extending healthy lifespan in mice, repairing damaged heart muscle with mitochondria, data sharing ready (or not?) for prime time, US objection to WHO...

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    July 6, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: “stupid, horrible algorithms,” using adversarial attacks to reprogram neural networks, recommendations for designing patient-centered research, FDA weighs in on mobile tech regulation, risk of human extinction from...

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    June 27, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: Pace of FDA approvals questioned, a new home for robust ML, scientists stymied when explaining P values, statisticians take on “positive spin” in conference presentations, medical professionals weigh in on family...

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    June 25, 2018
    A Conversation with David Carlson, PhD

    By Felicia Stratton, with additional reporting by Khawar Khan


    As a quantitative expert in machine learning, Duke engineering and biostatistics professor and Forge affiliate...

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