Chinese Startup Wants to Predict Your Health With a Digital DNA Avatar

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Chinese Startup Wants to Predict Your Health With a Digital DNA Avatar
Wang Jun spent 16 years expanding the worlds understanding of what living things are made of — sequencing genomes including those of the giant panda and potatoes. Now hes attempting to build on that: using DNA as one component to create online avatars that could act as health-care test dummies for people. Asias biggest internet […]

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Beijing Became Nearly Invisible Earlier Today, And Human Beings Are To Blame

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Beijing Became Nearly Invisible Earlier Today, And Human Beings Are To Blame
We all know that China is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, so it makes sense that its biggest cities experience some of the worst smog on record. While it may be easy to ignore the effects of pollution on our planet, the finite nature of life on Earth becomes abundantly […]

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Life in the Peoples Republic of WeChat

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Life in the Peoples Republic of WeChat
Ive had WeChat on my phone since a vacation to Beijing last year, when friends there essentially ordered me to download it. More than 760 million people use it regularly worldwide; its basically how people in China communicate now. Its actually a lot of trouble not to use WeChat when youre there, and socially weird, […]

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Whoops, Unilever insists its KJU body soap isn’t named after Kim Jong-un

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Whoops, Unilever insists its KJU body soap isn’t named after Kim Jong-un
lol you did watImage: AFP/Getty Images That new KJU line of body soaps and mist fragrances from Unilever isn’t named after Kim Jong-un, Unilever would like you to know. It’s just that after the name was created and even trademarked, that the company realised what it had done. SEE ALSO: Kim Jong-un just called Trump […]

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Chinese Startup Wants to Predict Your Health With a Digital DNA Avatar

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Chinese Startup Wants to Predict Your Health With a Digital DNA Avatar
Wang Jun spent 16 years expanding the worlds understanding of what living things are made of — sequencing genomes including those of the giant panda and potatoes. Now hes attempting to build on that: using DNA as one component to create online avatars that could act as health-care test dummies for people. Asias biggest internet […]

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Life in the Peoples Republic of WeChat

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Life in the Peoples Republic of WeChat
Ive had WeChat on my phone since a vacation to Beijing last year, when friends there essentially ordered me to download it. More than 760 million people use it regularly worldwide; its basically how people in China communicate now. Its actually a lot of trouble not to use WeChat when youre there, and socially weird, […]

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Condom shares fall after China abandons one-child policy

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Condom shares fall after China abandons one-child policy
Shares in companies that make nappies, prams and baby milk up on Friday after Beijing announces plans to change family planning laws Shares in companies that make nappies, pushchairs and baby milk have been bolstered by Chinas decision to scrap its one-child policy. But, for the maker of a popular brand of condoms, it was […]

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They Saw A Cargo Truck, But What It Was Carrying Had People Chasing It In Horror

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They Saw A Cargo Truck, But What It Was Carrying Had People Chasing It In Horror
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); These dogs never did anything wrong. Their only crime was being born. When locals saw this cargo truck packed to the gills with dogs, they sadly knew exactly where it was headed… Facebook / Little Adoption Shop googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); They were in there so tight. Facebook / Humane Society […]

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The Forgotten Story Of Classic Hollywood’s First Asian-American Star

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The Forgotten Story Of Classic Hollywood’s First Asian-American Star
Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong was a trailblazer despite the openly racist industry in which she worked. Remembering her story and contemplating how much things have changed. View this image › Justine Zwiebel / Hulton Archive / Getty Images The following is a bonus chapter from Anne Helen Petersen’s Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, […]

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Every Fall, Something Absolutely Breathtaking Happens At This Buddhist Temple

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Every Fall, Something Absolutely Breathtaking Happens At This Buddhist Temple
The Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in the Zhongnan Mountains of China is beautiful in its own right, but that’s not why hordes of tourists flock to the historic location around this time every year. While those of us in the suburbs with big backyards find the whole idea of thousands of leaves falling onto our […]

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Jiuzhai Valley National Park May Be The Most Amazing Park You Ever Set Eyes On

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Jiuzhai Valley National Park May Be The Most Amazing Park You Ever Set Eyes On
America’s national parks are all beautiful in their own right. We’ve got The Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Glacier Park…our list of incredible natural wonders is endless. But take a trip across the Pacific Ocean and you’ll come to China, where one national park in particular might steal your heart. Deep in the Sichuan region of the […]

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This Massive Pileup On A Chinese Highway Is Something From A Disaster Movie

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This Massive Pileup On A Chinese Highway Is Something From A Disaster Movie
China might be the world’s next superpower, but drivers in the Asian country are also notorious for their recklessness on the road and disturbingly high body count. There are many possible reasons for this, but no single cause that the government can hone in on. Sadly, this fact doesn’t just take a toll on those […]

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Cambodia Is China’s Newest Market For Foreign Brides

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Cambodia Is China’s Newest Market For Foreign Brides
Little more than two years ago, there wasn’t a single recorded case of women trafficked from Cambodia to China to marry. Now, there are more than 150 — and experts expect that number to soar. BuzzFeed News’ Jina Moore reports from Cambodia. View this image › Khai Sochoeun looks out over one of the rice […]

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