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Over the last few weeks there has been a lot of hub-bub around the internet about the ~$69 million sale of a digital art piece by Beeple titled “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days”. The number, for obvious reasons, tickled my juvenile meme ridden mind; in fact, my first response when I read the article was ‘nice!’. But jokes aside, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are a rapidly growing idea within the crypto community that is definitely going to impact our lives in the coming decades. They are one-of-a-kind digital assets that allow for digital scarcity and built in ownership records. …

The start of the genomic era is widely believed to be April 14, 2003, when human genome sequencing was declared complete. Since this incredible achievement, over the last two decades, the general population has constantly been exposed to news, and perspective articles, talking about the wonders of genomics. Not a week has gone by without an article hailing the discovery of “the cancer gene” or “the obesity gene”, detailing efforts in which a particular genetic variation is correlated with a uni que condition in a GWAS (Genome Wide Association Study). The articles often end with a vague statement about how…

Ashwin Gopinath and Anu Thubagere

This past year has been a singularly unique period in all our lives. Never before have so many individuals actively cared about their health or sort out information about different healthcare technologies. While this experience might have been somewhat daunting for most individuals, it wasn’t something new for our family. Not a day has gone by over the last 7 years when we haven’t thought about health or had a conversation about how every choice we made impacted our health. This is because one of us was diagnosed with leukemia around 7 years ago, almost…


Experimentalist/founder/Prof splitting time between Boston, SF and SD with “strong” opinions about everything under the sun.

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