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A pervasive Family Tree

Some 15 years have gone by from the complete sequencing of a human genome (April 14th, 2003) and we now have around 1 million human genomes sequenced (there are many companies in the sequencing space and it is difficult to have an accurate figure; besides not all genomes are completely …

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AI searching the genome to look for ancestors

An article published in 2013 on SciNews hinted at a third lineage of humans, in addition to Denisovans and Neanderthals, that our ancestors interbred with and whose genetic footprint remains in our genome. The growing availability of sequenced genomes is allowing scientists to play paleontologists, that is modern ones, not …

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Digital Transformation in Health Care – V

In a previous post I considered internal specificity (genome, proteome, metabolome), now I am going to look at the external factors that need to be considered in precision health, starting with the Microbiome, a sort of a bridge between the internal and external specificity. Microbiome Our body is composed of …

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Digital Transformation in Health Care – IV

Precision Health is based on the possibility to customise the treatment to the specific individual. Hence, the question is: what is this specificity? When the genome was discovered and its role progressively understood back in the second half of the last century it became clear that our human genome is …

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Transhumanism: Increasing Human Thought Capabilities II

The increase of thinking capabilities can be pursued by: “engineering” a better “brain” (pretty though, since we do not know yet how it works nor how the genome is shaping it …) Improving processing capabilities through focused stimulation better exploiting its capabilities, including establishing better connection with it, feeding more pertinent …

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Transhumanisms: Evolving the Human Body V

Optimised diet We already have plenty of “apps” to help in monitoring our food “intake” and advising on what would be best for us and for the kind of activities we are planning. They just represent a starting point for what it might be possible tomorrow. Do you like nightmares? …

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The future of Health Care is tied to AI and big data

The future of Health care, broadly speaking, is progressing along two directions: better understanding of the single individual and leveraging data from a multitude of individuals. Both are fuelled by increasing capability of “seeing” what is going on -that includes the genome sequencing-, thanks to better sensors and harvesting capabilities …

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Jumping into the void: Vitrifixation

In the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative we are looking at human augmentation technologies, including the ones that are at an early experimental stage but might become impactful in the coming decades. Among these we are looking at development in brain to computer interactions, digital twins, artificial intelligence and distributed / …

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