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On mental architecture and octopus literature.

I might spend too much time thinking about how brains work.  Less than some people, sure — everybody working on digital replication of human thought must devote more energy than I do to the topic, and they’re doing it in a more rigorous way — but for a dude with no professional connection to cognitive science or neurobiology or what-have-you, I spend an unreasonable amount of time obsessing over ’em. 1,471 more words

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Prental Genome Sequencing and its Moral Dilemmas

Author | Justis Gyori

With a consistent influx of scientific discoveries, it becomes inevitable that a burst of technological breakthroughs would be upon us. And with these breakthroughs, change is brought to the forefront as the most influential of actions. 770 more words

Philosophy And Religion

Science Policy Around the Web - July 10, 2015

By: Daniël P. Melters, Ph.D.

Big, big data

Big Data: Astronomical or Genomical?

Computing power increases according to Moore’s law, which states that the number of transistors in central processing units (CPUs) double every two years or so. 994 more words

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Science Policy Around the Web - June 9, 2015

By: Cheryl Jacobs Smith, Ph.D.

Drug Policy

FDA Backs Experimental ‘Female Viagra’

Amidst previous accusations that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintains a gender bias when it comes to treating sexual dysfunction, there may finally be a drug on the market intended to treat… 794 more words

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Exploring benefits, limitations of genomic sequencing

Given the opportunity, would you take a test to determine your chances of developing cancer or a disease like Alzheimer’s disease? 

Amy McGuire, Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine, explores this question and moves beyond hypothetical questions in her TedMed talk.  69 more words

Baylor College Of Medicine