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  • CSIRO launches serverless 'search engine for the genome' on Alibaba Cloud

    ​Trials of CRISPR/Cas9 are getting underway around the world. Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats/CRISPR associated protein 9, to give it its full name, holds huge promise for tackling cancer, hereditary blindness, AIDS, cystic fibrosis, Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, hepatitis B, Huntington’s disease and even high cholesterol.

  • Adelaide start-up using AI to select embryos for IVF

    ​Candice Reed – Australia’s first baby conceived by in vitro fertilisation (IVF) – is now in her late 30s. Since her birth in Melbourne in 1980 more than 200,000 children have been born here as a result of IVF-type treatments.

  • Home grown eMed app gets Web 2.0 refresh

    The University of NSW Faculty of Medicine has developed an in-house student management system, dubbed eMed, which has remained cost competitive with commercial software for seven years and is now being extended into the Web 2.0 paradigm.

  • ZocDoc takes pain out of making appointments

    When a startup called ZocDoc whose entire business is to provide a portal for people to make doctors' appointments online moved into my shared Manhattan office, I have to admit I was skeptical about the viability of the company's business plan.

  • IBM 'online theater' may boost care at Boston hospital

    IBM is working with a Boston hospital to develop a browser-based application that uses mashups to let medical experts in different locations study patient data as if they were sitting side by side, IBM said Thursday.