Academic Papers

Video: International Summit on Human Gene Editing

Video: International Summit on Human Gene Editing

A major component of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine’s Human Gene-Editing Initiative is an international summit to take place December 1-3 in Washington, D.C. Co-hosted with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the U.K.’s Royal Society, the summit will convene experts from around the world to discuss the scientific, ethical, and governance issues as...

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Is Peer Review Delaying Anti-Aging Research?

Is Peer Review Delaying Anti-Aging Research?

Ten years ago, a team lead by Irina Conboy at the University of California at Berkeley showed something remarkable: if you take old cells and put them in a young environment, you effectively rejuvenate them.

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Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Creativity

Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Creativity

At Rutgers' Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, my colleagues and I proposed a novel algorithm that assessed the creativity of any given painting, while taking into account the painting’s context within the scope of art history. The results show that humans are no longer the only judges of creativity. Computers can perform the same task – and may even be more objective.

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Rethinking Fast and Slow

Rethinking Fast and Slow

Do people intuitively favor certain actions over others? In some dual-process research, reaction-time (RT) data have been used to infer that certain choices are intuitive. However, the use of behavioral or biological measures to infer mental function, popularly known as ‘reverse inference’, is problematic because it does not take into account other sources of variability in the data, such as discr...

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