A new test uses synthetic biology to detect Zika with a high level of specificity.
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A gene therapy for an inherited immune disease completes a 27-year journey.
A special ring and a modified smart watch make human skin a touch interface for playing games and more.
Startup Viv says it has invented a smarter virtual assistant—but it could be smothered by the business clout of tech giants like Apple and Amazon.
Oculus’s VR headset can be thrilling, but will you buy it if some experiences make you sick and it’s hard to use for more than 20 minutes?
Why the program beloved as “ZapZap” matters so much in Brazil.
No longer is artificial intelligence the stuff of books and movies. It’s already part of our everyday lives—in search engines and weather forecasts, for instance. Now, with machine learning and contextual technology, AI is evolving to the next level.
A surgical robot was able to repair pigs’ bowels more accurately than human doctors.
Millions more could be exposed to the virus by 2018, the earliest a vaccine will be ready.