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    GE Ventures unveils new blood collection startup Drawbridge Health

    GE Ventures unveils new blood collection startup Drawbridge Health

    Drawbridge Health wants to make it easier for doctor’s offices and clinics to collect small samples of your blood for testing on site with a handheld device. The device uses proprietary technology to collect and stabilize just a few drops of blood for various tests like hormone levels, genetic testing, monitoring disease and other things patients normally have to get done at an outside… Read More

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    The top 10 tech companies with the best fertility benefits

    Thinking of starting a family but need a little help from science? IVF costs alone can be exorbitant, ranging from $12,000 to $20,000 per cycle, depending on where you live — and most couples will need to do two or three cycles just to get a baby. The good news is, Facebook, Apple and Google paved the way for fertility perks a couple of years ago in an effort to entice more women to… Read More

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    uBiome launches an at-home women’s health test for HPV, STI’s and bacterial vaginosis

    uBiome launches an at-home women’s health test for HPV, STI’s and bacterial vaginosis

    SmartJane is a new women’s health test out from uBiome today that promises to check for 23 vaginal flora as well as 19 strains of the human papilloma virus and a string of sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia and gonorrhea from the comfort of your own home. uBiome, which launched in 2012 to sequence and study the human microbiome, is best known for its at-home gut health test… Read More

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    CRISPR’d pigs could produce low-fat bacon

    CRISPR’d pigs could produce low-fat bacon

    We truly live in amazing times. Chinese scientists just made skinnier pigs using CRISPR-Cas9 technology. Do you know what this means? Low-fat bacon! I know, I know, for some, bacon without the fat does not sound that appealing. But for those watching their weight and missing the crispy taste of sizzled pig slices, there’s this brand new development. Read More

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    This smart bandage releases meds on command for better healing

    This smart bandage releases meds on command for better healing

    Taking care of a cut or scrape usually means swapping out the bandage a few times, and maybe putting a little healing cream or hydrogel on there. But what if the dressing could dispense that stuff on its own? That’s the idea behind a smart bandage now being tested by engineers from the University of Nebraska, Harvard and MIT. Read More

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    Drug discovery startup Recursion raises $60 million in Series B from Data Collective 

    Drug discovery startup Recursion raises $60 million in Series B from Data Collective 

    Recursion, a drug discovery startup out of Salt Lake City, Utah has announced a $60 million Series B round, led by Data Collective (DCVC). Recursion started out in 2014 on a mission to identify 100 new treatments in 10 years. That’s a lofty goal, considering the discovery for just one drug can traditionally take decades and tens of millions of dollars, with a high rate of failure… Read More

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    The FDA has approved a blood sugar monitor that doesn’t require a finger prick

    The FDA has approved a blood sugar monitor that doesn’t require a finger prick

    Further proof the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been warming up to modern technology — it has just approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor that doesn’t require the user to prick themselves over and over for a blood sample. Today, the FDA cleared Abbot’s FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, a device that uses a small sensor wire inserted… Read More

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    Facebook drops no-vote stock plan, Zuck will sell shares to fund philanthropy

    Facebook drops no-vote stock plan, Zuck will sell shares to fund philanthropy

    Mark Zuckerberg has gotten so rich that he can fund his philanthropic foundation and retain voting control without Facebook having to issue a proposed non-voting class of stock that faced shareholder resistance. Today Facebook announced that it’s withdrawn its plan to issue Class C no-vote stock and has resolved the shareholder lawsuit seeking to block the corporate governance overhaul. Read More

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    Fertility startup Carrot raises $3.6 million to make IVF and egg-freezing more affordable

    Fertility startup Carrot raises $3.6 million to make IVF and egg-freezing more affordable

    Two years ago, at the age of 34, Tammy Sun decided to freeze her eggs. Though larger tech companies like Apple and Facebook had started offering this service as a perk to retain female talent, it was not something Evernote, whom Sun worked for at the time, provided. So several shots, doctors visits and $30,000 out of her own pocket later she got the idea to make the process easier and more… Read More

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