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With its new project, Unladen Swallow (as in "What ... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?" from Monty Python and the Holy Grail), Google plans to make Python faster by using LLVM to build a JIT compilation engine to replace Python's specialized virtual machine, reports Ars Technica.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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This webinar will provide an overview of polygenic risk scores, which aggregate dozens of genetic variants that have been linked to disease risk in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) into a single score.