February 23, 2016 archive

It’s time to free doctors from their boxes

The American health care system is set up to care for a certain subset of the population — sick people — people with chronic disease, acute illness, acute injury, and complex disorders like cancer or metabolic issues. The problem is, this set up doesn’t create market incentives to care for the well effectively, or to identify …

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Algae DNA could help the blind see in upcoming trials

Optogenetics is one of the greatest achievements in gene splicing over the last decade, as it has helped researchers see how the brain works in animals by making neurons react to light. For the first time, however, the technique will be tried on a human subjects to help legally blind folks see for the first …

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