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Aging clocks

We have always been fascinated by the fountain of youth and myths abound in many cultures. In spite none has been found so far, researchers have been, and are, at work to find ways to extend our life span, in the last decade trying to leverage on the possibility of …

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From 13 years to 7h 18′: DNA Sequencing

I still remember the announcement of the first human DNA sequencing. It took thousands of scientists working for 13 years to accomplish that feat. And we were amazed! It didn’t come cheap:2.7 billion $. By 2014 genome sequencing broke the 1,000$ barrier. 2.7 million times cheaper. Now a new world …

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The pervasive impact of Biotech – I

The World Economic Forum has addressed several times in the last few years the area of biotech and has recently published an infographic highlighting the variety of impacts in several areas. Indeed the convergence of processing power, big data, artificial intelligence makes possible to open new doors into the “carbon” …

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Megatrends for this decade – IV

3. Increased lifespan Humankind lifespan has been stable, around 30 years was life expectancy for most part of the recorded history, probably less in the hundreds of thousands of years we have no written record. This relatively short life span didn’t mean that a few people couldn’t live longer, we …

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One newborn – one genome

Since the sequencing of the first genome at the turn of the century quite a few predicted that in a few decades it will become the norm for all newborns to have  their genome sequenced, as blood typing was the norm  (at least in Western Countries). At that time, the …

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Getting to you using other people’s genome!

DNA fingerprinting is “old” stuff, going back to the 1980ies (watch the clip). What is new is the amount of DNA now available in several “accessible” data bases. People are having fun in looking at their sequenced genome, through companies like 23andMe, Ancestry and others. Actually, sequencing the genome has …

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