Monthly archives: November, 2017

Why personalization is the key to long-term health

In the nearly two decades since we entered into the new millennium, there have been a wide variety of factors that have contributed to an increased demand for personalization in healthcare. In 2003, the Human Genome Project successfully unlocked the complete blueprint for human genetics, unleashing a surge of medical research and technology that sought …

YouTube copying Snapchat Stories actually makes sense, for once

Just when you thought everyone was done copying Snapchat, another big tech company enters the clone club: YouTube. But for once I actually think it makes complete sense. YouTube’s approach is called ‘Reels’, and the company outright admits it’s its own spin on the stories format in an announcement blog post. The feature was introduced …

Scientists program semi-synthetic bacteria to create an ‘alien’ protein that glows green

Bacteria express a green fluorescent protein that’s produced from DNA instructions with unnatural chemical “letters” added. (Scripps Research Institute Photo / Bill Klosses) Researchers have reached a new milestone in their effort to expand the genetic alphabet of life by designing a strain of E. coli bacteria that creates proteins unlike anything cells can produce …

Kentucky Derby operator Churchill Downs selling Big Fish Games for $990M, just two years after initial purchase

Churchill Downs bought Big Fish for $885 million in 2014; now it is selling the company for $990 million. (GeekWire Illustration; Photo by Jeff Kubina, via Flickr) Just two years after acquiring Big Fish Games, Churchill Downs Inc. is selling its mobile gaming subsidiary to Australia-based Aristocrat Technologies for $990 million. Churchill Downs announced on Wednesday …