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The Scoop – Roald Dahl | Baby Makes 4 | Precision Medicine February 4, 2015

Filed under: Corporate — CMI/Compas @ 4:58 pm

Viral content of the day: as the Disneyland measles debacle continues to drive discussion, a letter on the topic by children’s book author Roald Dahl has resurfaced. The heartbreaking letter, which urges vaccinating, talks about his 7 year old daughter’s sudden death from the disease.

A new technique to make a baby from 3 people is about to be approved in England. I can’t even choose which joke to make. There are true benefits, especially around avoiding genetic diseases, but it also spurs the “designer baby” controversy.

More information is now available on President Obama’s Precision Medicine initiative, including that the initiative will try to make better use of Big Data as well better application of mobile and other technologies to health discovery.

We love our interns, many of whom then decide to continue their career with us. Sharing the love is Maryanne Ackershoek, Supervisor, Insights and Analytics, who last night spoke on a panel about what we’re looking for in an intern and why they’re so valuable to us.

An investigation by the NY attorney general found that many supplements sold by major retailers do not contain the ingredients they advertise. For example, the article explains, “At Walmart, the authorities found that its ginkgo biloba, a Chinese plant promoted as a memory enhancer, contained little more than powdered radish, houseplants and wheat — despite a claim on the label that the product was wheat- and gluten-free.” Thanks to Software Quality Assurance Analyst Alla Taver for this story.

Help create a happier workplace – use emoticons – now proven by science. Thanks to Art Director Emiliano Begnardi for this article. 🙂

– Carly Kuper, VP, Strategic Marketing & Corporate Communications

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