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After you spit into a tube for a DNA test like 23andMe, experts say you shouldn’t assume your data will stay private forever

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider It may be getting easier to link your private and anonymized DNA data to your identity. That means the genetic data you share with a testing company – which may include sensitive health information like your risk of cancer – could one day be matched with your …

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Bill Gates warns of the dangers of cow farts – and the world should take his words seriously

Carlo Allegri/Reuters Bill Gates has a $1 billion fund, collected from a who’s who of fellow billionaires, ready to invest in startups and research to solve climate change. On Tuesday, in his annual letter with wife Melinda, he points out that really fixing climate change involves way more than renewable …

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Startup founder Melissa Hanna says more Silicon Valley investors need to be courageous and invest in people ‘who are not like them’

Elton Anderson/Cross Culture Ventures Melissa Hanna is the co-founder of Mahmee, a Los Angeles-based prenatal and postpartum care management platform that looks to increase positive health outcomes for moms and babies. In 2015, Mahmee participated in the early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator 500 Startups, and Hanna soon found herself …

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More than half of today’s unicorn health startups haven’t published any influential research – and some experts say that raises the risk of another Theranos

REUTERS/Mike Blake A new study suggests that many of the highest-valued healthcare startups – from buzzy health insurance companies like Oscar to biotechs with record-breaking IPOs like Moderna – are failing to publish quality scientific research. That could put us on the brink of the next Theranos, say the authors …

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‘One Man’s Trash’: Peter Kokis’s 100%-Recycled Robots

There’s nothing, it would seem, that Peter Kokis can’t turn into a robot. The Brooklyn performance artist makes cyborgs out of 100 percent recycled materials—oftentimes salvaged from the trash. He builds the 170-pound costumes on his kitchen table. When he’s done, Kokis parades through the streets, a veritable Transformer among …

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