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UK government pledges $303 million for A.I. project to tackle cancer, dementia and heart disease

BrianAJackson | iStock | Getty Images The U.K. government has announced £250 million ($ 303 million) in funding to create a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab that focuses on healthcare. The lab will, according to authorities, hope to improve cancer screening by speeding up test results; identify patients who are “most at risk” of heart… Read More »

Kamala Harris Hits Home For 30 Million With High Deductibles

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks with Roxanna Gozzer as she visits the outside of a detention center for migrant children on June 28, 2019 in Homestead, Florida. Democratic presidential candidates visited the Getty Images When Kamala Harris talked about the plight of a family with a $ 5,000 deductible worried about whether… Read More »

Bluebird CEO defends $1.8 million gene therapy price — ‘It’s really thinking about it differently’

Bluebird Bio CEO Nick Leschly on Friday defended the biotech company’s $ 1.8 million price tag for its new gene therapy to treat a rare genetic blood disorder. Bluebird’s therapy, Zynteglo, was approved in Europe earlier this month for patients with beta thalassemia who require regular blood transfusions to manage their disease and have no… Read More »