A Vintner’s Quest to Create a Truly American Wine | The New Yorker

May 25, 2018

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/05/21/a-vintners-quest-to-create-a-truly-american-wine


Genome Centers for All of Us Funding Announcement

May 25, 2018

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-PM-18-002.html


AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

May 23, 2018

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“Speaking at an AI conference, Rahimi charged that machine learning algorithms, in which computers learn through trial and error, have become a form of "alchemy." Researchers, he said, do not know why some algorithms work and others don’t, nor do they have rigorous criteria for choosing one AI architecture over another.

The issue is distinct from AI’s reproducibility problem, in which researchers can’t replicate each other’s results because of inconsistent experimental and publication practices. It also differs from the "black box" or "interpretability" problem in machine learning: the difficulty of explaining how a particular AI has come to its conclusions.
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http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/05/ai-researchers-allege-machine-learning-alchemy

alchemy, reproducibility, interpretability


Computationally-designed synthetic protein assemblies that evolve like viruses | Nature Research Microbiology Community

May 22, 2018

Evolution of a designed protein assembly encapsulating its own RNA genome https://www.Nature.com/articles/nature25157 The opposite, in a sense, of #BioInspired. Computational design of man-made virus capsid

ALSO:

Computationally-designed synthetic protein assemblies that evolve like viruses | Nature Research Microbiology Community

https://naturemicrobiologycommunity.nature.com/users/75986-gabriel-butterfield/posts/29055-computationally-designed-synthetic-protein-assemblies-that-evolve-like-viruses


Intel in the quantum computing world

May 22, 2018

https://www.barrons.com/amp/articles/intel-puts-its-own-spin-on-quantum-computing-1526922383


A Dying Scientist’s Rogue Vaccine Trial | WIRED

May 22, 2018

https://www.wired.com/story/infectious-rogue-vaccine-trial/


Every Cell in Your Body Has the Same DNA. Except It Doesn’t. – The New York Times

May 22, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/21/science/mosaicism-dna-genome-cancer.html


Paper for Journal Club Tomorrow

May 22, 2018

Susceptibility of brain atrophy to TRIB3 in #Alzheimer’s disease, evidence from functional prioritization in imaging genetics
http://www.PNAS.org/content/115/12/3162.long Nice connection of developing phenotypes from #imaging, combined w. simple polygenic scores from genotypes


Analyzing 1.1 Billion NYC Taxi and Uber Trips, with a Vengeance

May 22, 2018

Thoughts on @R_Thaler & @CassSunstein’s Nudge
http://BLOG.gerstein.info/2018/05/thoughts-on-thaler-sunsteins-nudge.html General points about human decision making, with practical
implications for one’s day-to-day life HT @Rozowsky


The Apple Watch has found a surprisingly useful home with everyone that works on their feet — Quartz

May 22, 2018

The Apple Watch has found a surprisingly useful home with everyone that works on their feet — Quartz

https://qz.com/1282210/the-apple-watch-has-found-a-surprisingly-useful-home-in-the-service-industry/