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You’ve heard of CRISPR, now meet its newer, savvier cousin CRISPR Prime

You’ve heard of CRISPR, now meet its newer, savvier cousin CRISPR Prime CRISPR, the revolutionary ability to snip out and alter genes with scissor-like precision, has exploded in popularity over the last few years and is generally seen as the standalone wizard of modern gene-editing. However, it’s not a perfect system, sometimes […]

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Eigen nabs $37M to help banks and others parse huge documents using natural language and ‘small data’

Eigen nabs M to help banks and others parse huge documents using natural language and ‘small data’ One of the bigger trends in enterprise software has been the emergence of startups building tools to make the benefits of artificial intelligence technology more accessible to non-tech companies. Today, one that has built a […]

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No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that

No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that Depending on which study you believe, the wearable and digital health market could be worth anywhere from $30 billion to nearly $90 billion in the next six years. If the numbers around the […]

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Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data?

Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data? The contract between the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and ecommerce giant Amazon — for a health information licensing partnership involving its Alexa voice AI — has been released following a Freedom of Information request. The government […]

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Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP

Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP Europe’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, set for a dual role in the next Commission, faced three hours of questions from members of four committees in the European Parliament this afternoon, as MEPs got their chance to interrogate her priorities […]

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Laurel Bowden of VC firm 83North on the European deep tech and startup ecosystems

Laurel Bowden of VC firm 83North on the European deep tech and startup ecosystems London and Tel Aviv based VC firm 83North has closed out its fifth fund at $300 million, as we reported earlier. It last raised a $250 million fund in 2017 and expects to continue the same investment mix, […]

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Africa Roundup: CcHub’s iHub acquisition, Andela’s $50M run-rate and layoffs, Transsion’s IPO

Africa Roundup: CcHub’s iHub acquisition, Andela’s M run-rate and layoffs, Transsion’s IPO Two of Africa’s powerhouse tech incubators joined forces in September. Nigerian innovation center and seed-fund CcHub acquired Nairobi based iHub. The purchase amount was undisclosed, but CcHub will finance the deal out of its real-estate project to build a new 10-story […]

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How Bongo, the ‘Netflix of Bangladesh’, won the local video streaming market with just $10M

How Bongo, the ‘Netflix of Bangladesh’, won the local video streaming market with just M Thousands of miles away from the U.S., where technology giants, cable networks, and studios are locked in an intense multi-billion dollar battle to court users to their video streaming services, a startup in Bangladesh has already won […]

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UPS gets FAA approval to operate an entire drone delivery airline

UPS gets FAA approval to operate an entire drone delivery airline UPS announced today that it is the first to receive the official nod from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate a full “drone airline,” which will allow it to expand its current small drone delivery service pilots into a country-wide […]

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Nigeria’s CcHub acquires Kenya’s iHub to create mega Africa incubator

Nigeria’s CcHub acquires Kenya’s iHub to create mega Africa incubator Two of Africa’s powerhouse tech incubators will join forces. Nigerian innovation center and seed-fund CcHub has acquired Nairobi based iHub — CcHub CEO Bosun Tijani confirmed to TechCrunch. The purchase amount is undisclosed, but Tijani said CcHub will finance the deal out […]

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