A transplant of CRISPR-edited liver cells could replace lifelong injections for hemophilia B patients | FierceBiotech

More CRISPR magic…

A Salk Institute team found transplanting liver cells into hemophilic mice restored their ability to form blood clots. The hope is that this one-and-done treatment could replace the frequent injections of clotting factors currently used to treat the inherited blood disorder.
— Read on www.fiercebiotech.com/research/a-liver-cell-transplant-could-replace-lifelong-injections-for-hemophilia-b-patients

Light could make semiconductor computers a million times faster or even go quantum | University of Michigan News

More to come…

By treating these states as ordinary 1 and 0, it could be possible to create a new kind of “lightwave” computer with the million-times-faster clock speeds that Kira mentioned. The first challenge along this route will be to use a train of laser pulses to “flip” the pseudospins at will.
— Read on news.umich.edu/light-could-make-semiconductor-computers-a-million-times-faster-or-even-go-quantum/

EE Times – AI Revives In-Memory Processors

This silicon acceleration is fuel to the AI race. It is happening at all levels.. physics is giving quantum paths and optics, material science is giving us substrates, CompSci is giving us structural reorganization of logic, even biology is opening logic worlds to us… it’s gonna be a crazy ride.

The rise of machine learning is giving renewed life to compute-in-memory processors now in the works at startups, IBM, and universities.
— Read on www.eetimes.com/document.asp

US regulatory thumbs up brings small modular nuclear reactors a step closer

This could be huge…. if…

The first small modular reactor (SMR) application has passed an intensive Phase 1 review by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The okay for NuScale Power means that plans can progress on a 12-module plant scheduled to go online in Idaho in the middle of the next decade.
— Read on newatlas.com/us-green-light-small-modular-reactor/54448/

Tyson Foods backs Israeli startup to grow meat in the lab | Reuters

Here comes the money…

Tyson Foods (TSN.N), the largest U.S. meat processor, has invested in an Israeli biotech company developing a way to grow affordable meat in a laboratory that takes live animals out of the equation.
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-tyson-foods-israel/tyson-foods-backs-israeli-startup-to-grow-meat-in-the-lab-idUSKBN1I31DP

Google Cofounder Sergey Brin Warns of AI’s Dark Side | WIRED

It is my current belief that AI is the next great capital cycle, similar to steam, electrical power, railroads, etc. It will play out over decades. But this is the play. Additionally, it may be the last great human invention.

Google cofounder calls advances in artificial intelligence “the most significant development in computing in my lifetime,” but warns of ethical concerns.
— Read on www.wired.com/story/google-cofounder-sergey-brin-warns-of-ais-dark-side/

The Case for Central Bank Electronic Money and the Non-case for Central Bank Cryptocurrencies | St. Louis Fed

Conspiracy theorists will hate this idea… but as a Hobbesian I think it is brilliant

Central banks facilitate transactions but will they take on cryptocurrency?
— Read on research.stlouisfed.org/publications/review/2018/02/13/the-case-for-central-bank-electronic-money-and-the-non-case-for-central-bank-cryptocurrencies

Scientists reveal the genetic roadmap to building an entire organism from a single cell

First we build tools, then the world changes… single cell sequence tech enables this…

Scientists reveal the genetic roadmap to building an entire organism from a single cell
— Read on phys.org/news/2018-04-scientists-reveal-genetic-roadmap-entire.html