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CRISPR DNA editing may cause serious genetic damage, researchers warn – TechCrunch

July 16, 2018

CRISPR-Cas9, the gene-editing tool that is currently the darling of biotech and many other fields, may not be quite as miraculous as early tests suggested. A new study finds that what scientists thought of as a scalpel may be more like a felling axe, causing damage hundreds of times what was previously observed. Before anyone […]

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Sight Diagnostics starts selling an AI-based diagnostics device for faster blood tests – TechCrunch

July 12, 2018

Sight Diagnostics, an Israeli medical devices startup that’s using computer vision and machine learning technology to speed up blood testing, is launching a point-of-care blood diagnostics system today. It claims the compact, desktop machine — called OLO — which analyzes single-use cartridges manually loaded with drops of the patient’s blood, can deliver “lab-grade” complete blood count […]

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Alan introduces Alan Blue, a high-end health insurance product – TechCrunch

July 11, 2018

French startup Alan has been mostly focused on its main health insurance product — a standard package for companies of all sizes and shapes. The company is launching a second offering on this market with Alan Blue. Companies can now choose between two levels of insurance — Alan Green and Alan Blue. Alan Green is the […]

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Technology in healthcare is moving from mainframes to iPhones – TechCrunch

July 10, 2018

Justin Butler Contributor New technologies are often first manifested in behemoth machines that may take up entire rooms, only to be miniaturized as the technology matures. We have witnessed this shift over the last 70 years in computers, and an analogous trend is now underway in healthcare. Startups across the world are transforming capabilities that […]

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Gear for making outdoor fitness more enjoyable – TechCrunch

July 4, 2018

Makula Dunbar Contributor More posts by this contributor Gadgets and small appliances that will keep you in the kitchen The best home Wi-Fi and networking gear Editor’s note: This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and TechCrunch earn affiliate commissions.      Exercising outdoors comes […]

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Alan launches Alan Map to find doctors around you – TechCrunch

July 3, 2018

Health insurance startup Alan has launched a new product called Alan Map in France. It’s a dead simple way to find GPs, dentists, ophthalmologists and more around you. You first type your address and the name of a doctor or the type of doctors you’re looking for. There’s a big map front and center with […]

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Replacing pills with a Band-Aid? Avro Life Science thinks there’s a patch for that – TechCrunch

June 29, 2018

Shak Lakhani, the  21-year-old chief executive and co-founder of Avro Life Science, started researching biomaterials when he was 15 years old. Every summer and after school the teenager would travel nearly two hours by bus and train from the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Toronto where he lived to the tissue engineering lab at the University […]

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Moov gets into mindfulness with launch of ‘Sanity & Self’ app for women – TechCrunch

June 28, 2018

Moov, the wearable maker best known for its line of fitness trackers with their accompanying digital coaches, is today branching off into mindfulness. The company is the latest to join the self-care craze, with the launch of a new app focused on mindfulness and meditation, Sanity & Self. However, unlike most of today’s meditation apps, […]

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ExceptionAlly helps parents navigate the special needs education labyrinth – TechCrunch

June 27, 2018

The challenges faced by parents of kids with special needs are always unique, but in one way they are surely much alike: making sure the kids are getting what they need from schools is way harder than it ought to be. ExceptionAlly is a new startup that aims to help parents understand, organize, and communicate […]

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Fuzzy Pet Health launches a $10-per-month telemedicine vet care plan – TechCrunch

June 27, 2018

A new subscription service will now let you chat with a vet from your smartphone for $10 per month. This telemedicine vet care plan is the latest from Fuzzy Pet Health, a subscription vet care service providing in-home vet visits to subscribers in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. But while in-home pet care may take […]

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