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    AncestryDNA clustered 770,000 genomes to find your family’s American immigration story

    AncestryDNA clustered 770,000 genomes to find your family’s American immigration story

    Immigration into the U.S. is a hot political topic right now, but, unless you’re Native American, pretty much everyone here has a family history involving some sort of immigration story. Now AncestryDNA, a consumer genetics subsidiary of the genealogy research site Ancestry.com, wants to help you know more about your family’s immigration journey. To do so, the research… Read More

  • Senior benefits platform Renew.com raises $3 million to help retiring baby boomers

    Senior benefits platform Renew.com raises $3 million to help retiring baby boomers

    Renew.com has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Venrock, Expa and others to launch a platform aiming to give the baby boomer generation adequate information on their benefits after retirement. American companies started to shift away from pensions and healthcare benefits packages for retirees in the mid-1980s, leaving the last bit of the boomers without the same compensations… Read More

  • Kindly Care launches with $3.1M to help loved ones access vetted caregivers

    Kindly Care launches with $3.1M to help loved ones access vetted caregivers

    Despite massive structural changes in the American healthcare system, proper care for the nation’s aging baby boomers remains out of reach for many people. Assisted living centers for our parents and grandparents suffering from dementia and Alzheimers can cost upwards of $5,000 per month and personal caregivers signed through agencies can easily cost considerably more. A new… Read More

  • Rumor: Canon tells employees to make babies so that Japan can live

    Japan has a serious demographic problem. It’s already the world’s oldest society (22% of the population are 65 and older) and the birthrate stands at 1.34 (but a birthrate of 2.0 is needed to maintain Japan’s population). So what does Nippon do? Answer 1: The country produces lots of robots to keep up productivity. Answer 2: The economy, in this case Canon, lets employees go… Read More

  • To help aging population, Japanese robots put to work

    One-fifth (21 percent) of the Japanese population is over the age of 65, according to the CIA World Fact Book. (Compare that to us here in the Sates, with 12.6 percent over 65 years of ago.) Since its population isn’t getting any younger, Japan has to come up with a source of labor to support its aging population. Robots! A Japanese think tank recently predicated that robots could end… Read More