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‘Gene drive’ breakthrough creates weaponized mosquito extinction strain

‘Gene drive’ breakthrough creates weaponized mosquito extinction strain The name for this power is called gene drive.First, it forces itself into 99% of a mosquito’s sperm cells, and thus into 99% of its offspring.

Cortana Intelligence helps secure safe water in Kenya

Cortana Intelligence helps secure safe water in Kenya During Build 2016 this year, Microsoft pitched a world of connected devices and sensors all speaking through cloud-backed machine learning models to developers.Practicing what the company preaches, Microsoft’s Solution Architect and Technical Manager of Microsoft Research, Kenji Takeda talks about how Cortana Intelligence suite is being used to secure safe drinking water for thousands of villages in rural Africa and Asia.