Aug 08, 2020
Last Posted: Aug-08-2020 10:16:38
An embedded ethics approach for AI development
S McLennan et al. Nature Machine Intelligence, July 2020
There is a need to consider how AI developers can be practically assisted in identifying and addressing ethical issues. In this Comment, a group of AI engineers, ethicists and social scientists suggest embedding ethicists into the development team as one way of improving the consideration of ethical issues during AI development.
Technology can’t fix this
Nature Machine Intelligence editorial, July 2020
AI tools used in society often enhance inequality, affecting Black lives disproportionally. Addressing this issue will require more than technological solutions. Researchers and experts in the field are overwhelmingly white and need to engage and listen to those experiencing the harm.
Rapid and extraction-free detection of SARS-CoV-2 from saliva with colorimetric LAMP
MA Lalli et al, MEDRXIV, August 6, 2020
Repeat COVID-19 Molecular Testing: Correlation with Recovery of Infectious Virus, Molecular Assay Cycle Thresholds, and Analytical Sensitivity
V Gniazdowski et al, MEDRXIV, August 6, 2020
Rapid, reliable, and cheap point-of-care bulk testing for SARS-CoV-2 by combining hybridization capture with improved colorimetric LAMP (Cap-iLAMP)
L Bokelmann et al, MEDRXIV, August 6, 2020
Development of mass spectrometry-based targeted assay for direct detection of novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus from clinical specimens
S Renuse et al, MEDRXIV, August 6, 2020
Unwavering Regulatory Safeguards for COVID-19 Vaccines.
Shah Anand et al. JAMA 2020 Aug
Allocation of COVID-19 Relief Funding to Disproportionately Black Counties.
Kakani Pragya et al. JAMA 2020 Aug
COVID-19 Genomics and Precision Public Health Weekly Update
CDC, August 2020
Rare Diseases and COVID-19
CDC COVID-19 Genomics and Precision Health Portal, August 2020
This section of the portal lists all rare diseases, many of which are genetic diseases, that have been connected to COVID-19 in the literature. As of today, there are 84 diseases/conditions from the list of nearly 7,000 rare diseases extracted from the NIH website that are related to COVID-19 literature or news and reports.
Precision Nutrition-the Answer to "What to Eat to Stay Healthy".
Rodgers Griffin P et al. JAMA 2020 Aug
Many studies have revealed profound differences among individuals in disease risk and biological responses to diet, making it challenging to fully answer this question. This necessitates moving beyond a one-size-fits-all dietary prescription for optimal health and disease prevention.
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