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A company that calls itself the 'Flatiron Health of rare diseases' and is backed by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos just raised $3 million

A company that calls itself the 'Flatiron Health of rare diseases' and is backed by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos just raised $3 million

11 hours ago   |   Business Insider

RDMD RDMD is a platform for data sharing between patients with rare diseases, doctors, and researchers. The company announced on Monday it har raised $3 million in seed funding...
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People have bonded with canines for centuries - and science can help explain why dogs are humans' best friend

People have bonded with canines for centuries - and science can help explain why dogs are humans' best friend

4 days ago   |   Business Insider   |   3 articles

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Whether or not you consider yourself a dog person , you probably know someone who has a close bond with their pooch . People have had partnerships...
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Dr. Pimple Popper's TLC series was just renewed for another season - here are the best moments from the show so far

Dr. Pimple Popper's TLC series was just renewed for another season - here are the best moments from the show so far

6 days ago   |   Business Insider

TLC The new TLC series " Dr. Pimple Popper " has been renewed for a second season, according to a TLC press release. The show follows dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee (also known...
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Scientists have found a way to calculate your risk for deadly conditions like diabetes, breast cancer and heart disease

Scientists have found a way to calculate your risk for deadly conditions like diabetes, breast cancer and heart disease

6 days ago   |   Business Insider

Flickr/Micah Baldwin A new genetic test which can test how likely a person is to contract serious conditions like heart disease and diabetes has been developed, according to a...
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A drug that's part of a brand new class of medicines just got approved

A drug that's part of a brand new class of medicines just got approved

10 days ago   |   Business Insider

Bobby Yip/Reuters The FDA just approved a new first-of-its kind drug that works by silencing genes to keep them from producing a faulty protein. The treatment, commercially...
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There's one type of body fat that's hard to detect and dangerous for your health - here's how to get rid of it

There's one type of body fat that's hard to detect and dangerous for your health - here's how to get rid of it

12 days ago   |   Business Insider

Titipong Chumsung/Shutterstock Visceral fat is fat found inside the abdomen, in and around organs like the liver and kidneys. Unlike subcutaneous fat, it cannot be identified...
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Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 - Nigeria

12 days ago   |   RSS Mix

On 5 June 2018, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 outbreak was confirmed in Sokoto State, Nigeria. From 30 January through 23 May 2018, ten environmental samples...
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Akouos, a biotech startup that's trying to tackle a $750 billion global problem, just announced it's raised a new funding round

Akouos, a biotech startup that's trying to tackle a $750 billion global problem, just announced it's raised a new funding round

13 days ago   |   Business Insider

Shutterstock Boston-based biotech startup Akouos is the first of its kind to use gene therapy to tackle genetic-based hearing disorders. The company announced $50 million in...
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Ovid Therapeutics shares fall 28% as investors question new drug data

Ovid Therapeutics shares fall 28% as investors question new drug data

14 days ago   |   Business Insider

Markets Insider New York-based biotech company Ovid Therapeutics announced on Monday positive phase 2 trial results for its treatment for a rare disease called Angelman...
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Is marrying your cousin actually dangerous?

16 days ago   |   Business Insider

Do babies born between two cousins actually have a higher chance of having birth defects? Understanding basic genetic principles will help with this question. Following is a...
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Welcome to Georgia

Georgia – Tbilisi has been the capital city since the fifth century, the country of one of the most ancient histories and cultures in the world. Its special geographical... Read more ...

Cardi B stuns on the VMAs red carpet in a custom velvet gown

Cardi B stuns on the VMAs red carpet in a custom velvet gown

Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images Artist Cardi B was the star to watch on the MTV VMAs red carpet. She wore a velvet-fuchsia couture gown by designer Nicolas Jebran. Her earrings were... Read more ...

All the looks celebrities wore to the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

All the looks celebrities wore to the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV and Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images From the over-the-top performances to the acceptance speeches , the MTV Video Music Awards are always filled... Read more ...

6 things you can - and should - buy used whenever possible

6 things you can - and should - buy used whenever possible

Getty Images There are certain things, including bike helmets, car seats, and makeup, that you should absolutely never buy used . But you don't always need to shell out the... Read more ...

'Even if I'm telling the truth, that makes me a liar': Trump pushes back...

'Even if I'm telling the truth, that makes me a liar': Trump pushes back against an interview with Mueller, says he'll 'stay out' of the Russia investigation

Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump said he was worried that any statements under oath he provides to special counsel Robert Mueller could be used to bring perjury... Read more ...

These people make hundreds of dollars a month flipping products from a...

These people make hundreds of dollars a month flipping products from a skater brand that teens are obsessed with. Here's how they do it

EBay Teens are obsessed with Supreme , a skater brand that has seen mainstream success in recent years. Supreme has garnered a lot of attention in the last week after copies of... Read more ...

Trump targeted Mueller in his most direct attack yet, and experts say his...

Trump targeted Mueller in his most direct attack yet, and experts say his comments could impact the Manafort trial

Shayanne Gal/Business Insider; Alex Wong/Getty; Jonathan Ernst/Reuters President Donald Trump went after the special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday in his most direct attack... Read more ...

Elon Musk and Grimes stopped following each other on social media - here's a...

Elon Musk and Grimes stopped following each other on social media - here's a look back on their relationship

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Elon Musk and Grimes debuted their relationship at the Met Gala in May 2018 . They met on Twitter , where they bonded over a joke about artificial... Read more ...

This $30 reusable smart notebook may have gotten rejected on 'Shark Tank'...

This $30 reusable smart notebook may have gotten rejected on 'Shark Tank' - but I swear by it in my everyday life

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your... Read more ...

Using nothing but lines, this artist creates dizzying 3D drawings that will...

Using nothing but lines, this artist creates dizzying 3D drawings that will make you do a double take

Courtesy of Carl Krull Danish artist Carl Krull , who is based in Copenhagen, creates mind-bending drawings that look three-dimensional. "I know I draw in an almost sculptural... Read more ...

Nvidia revealed its newest, most cutting-edge graphics cards yet - here are...

Nvidia revealed its newest, most cutting-edge graphics cards yet - here are the key details

NVIDIA NVIDIA announced three new additions to its graphics card lineup Monday - the RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti. The new RTX series, powered by Turing GPU... Read more ...