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VR Live Streamed Surgery Brings You Straight to the Operating Room

LONDON — Now anyone can be fully immersed in the Royal London Hospital's operating theatre — without having to become a patient.

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Helix, a New Gene Sequencing Venture, Aims to Create Digital Hub for Genomics

One of the top providers of gene-sequencing technology, Illumina, is teaming up with investors in hopes of buttressing the growing universe of genetic analysis businesses. Illumina and the investment firms Warburg Pincus and Sutter Hill Ventures plan to announce on Tuesday that they have created a...

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Jul 21, 2015

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Maggie

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Here's how to get Philadelphia to release 911 call data

  The city wants to know what Fire Department data you want to see released. Those data sets include fire incident reports, 911 calls and the department’s budget. Link to full article      

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Feb 25, 2015

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As I lay dying

I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For six years I've known I was going to die. I just didn't know when. Then, a couple of weeks before Christmas, a new, deadly diagnosis gave me a deadline. No doctor would promise...

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Sep 24, 2014

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Finding Risks, Not Answers, in Gene Tests

Jennifer was 39 and perfectly healthy, but her grandmother had died young from breast cancer, so she decided to be tested for mutations in two genes known to increase risk for the disease.When a genetic counselor offered additional tests for 20 other genes linked to various cancers, Jennifer said...

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