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This Week’s BioBites: Trick or treat!

In honor of Halloween, we hope you enjoy our goody bag of scientific treats, including a couple of pieces of advice for everyone’s favorite costumed holiday!

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This Week’s BioBites: computers can predict your age… and drunkenness!

These days, biology is getting bigger and bigger. Instead of studying one gene, we can sequence whole genomes. Instead of studying specific changes to the composition of a cell, we can study all of them. All these experiments produce a lot of data, which is where computers come into the picture. With computers, you can find new ways to organize and analyze huge amounts of data in ways that the human brain could never handle on its own. As a result, the fields of biology and computer science are becoming more and more intertwined.

This week, among the other tasty BioBites, we bring you a report on software that can predict your age by scanning your face and a (less serious) story about a Google App that prevents you from drunk emailing your friends, your enemies and your ex.

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Smell your way to the perfect date…


How do you pick which girl to buy a drink for at a bar? Girls, how do you decide to go on that second date? How do you know it’s going to last? Good looks, great personality, common interests? Think again. Come a little bit closer and take a sniff. If he smells good, he’s a keeper, if not, say goodbye. Unless, of course, you’re on the pill.

I want more candy!
You’re lying, right?
My brain hurts!

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