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Google to focus DeepMind's AI on eye diseases

A partnership with a major London eye hospital will see the artificial intelligence tech put to work in a medical setting for the second time.

By July 5, 2016


'Crowd Control,' part 20: When the dead fight back

In the latest installment of CNET's crowdsourced science fiction novel, the borders between life and death get twisted for a new kind of war on Earth.

By June 24, 2016


Tom Perkins, founder of pioneering Silicon Valley VC firm, dies at 84

Among his venture capital firm's biggest hits are Google, Amazon, Genentech and Netscape.

By June 9, 2016


'Crowd Control,' part 9: The shot heard around the multiverse

In this installment of CNET's groundbreaking crowdsourced sci-fi novel, a spy from a parallel universe co-opts a convenient body and then derails a talk show appearance to foment an uprising in our world.

By May 19, 2016


'Crowd Control,' part 3: Forever young is so cliche...

In the second chapter of CNET's crowdsourced science fiction novel, it's becoming possible to live much, much longer on Earth, but not everyone is excited about the high-tech fountain of youth.

By May 11, 2016


ReAnima Project to try revitalizing nervous systems of brain-dead patients

The controversial undertaking has received approval from a national review board.

By May 3, 2016


Plant-based gel can stop traumatic bleeding in seconds

Biotech startup Suneris has developed a plant-based polymer it says functions like "Lego building blocks for the body," drastically reducing the amount of time it takes to stop a wound from bleeding.

By November 20, 2014


Google buys Lift Labs, maker of spoon for Parkinson's tremors

The search giant takes another step into biotech, snapping up a device maker focused on neurodegenerative diseases.

By September 10, 2014


Hacker collective focuses on biotech (audio slideshow)

BioCurious, a hackerspace for biotech, lets budding scientists get their hands on once-inaccessible equipment.

By March 15, 2012


Singularity University launches synthetic biology accelerator

The new program will give three initial companies a leg up in getting their startups off the ground. The accelerator will be modeled on those that traditionally work with tech and biotech startups.

By May 17, 2012