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February 5, 2018

Olympics Could Require Athletes' Genetic Code to Test For Doping

WIRED – For years, the World Anti-Doping Agency has considered requiring all Olympic athletes to submit copies of their genetic code. It would work as a check on so-called "gene doping," the idea of changing the body’s biological machinery to make it stronger, run faster, or recover more quickly.

February 5, 2018

What AI Can Do for IVF

Scientific American – There’s a lot of opportunity to improve in a field where every small advance in technology represents a chance to make a family. A new infertility-related artificial intelligence (AI) startup thinks it can do just that

February 5, 2018

You could soon be manufacturing your own drugs—thanks to 3D printing

Science – Forget those long lines at the pharmacy: Someday soon, you might be making your own medicines at home. That’s because researchers have tailored a 3D printer to synthesize pharmaceuticals and other chemicals from simple, widely available starting compounds fed into a series of water bottle–size reactors.

February 2, 2018

Energy – SciPol Weekly, January 27 – February 2

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, America's rise to possible energy independence; Chile could become a renewables superpower; and world's largest wind farm starts construction. 

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