Definition: Dose-response, Agonist, Votive

Dose-response

magnitude of an organism’s response, as a function of exposure (or doses) to something after a certain exposure time (also called exposure-response relationship)

 

Agonist

a chemical that binds to a receptor and activates the receptor to produce a biological response

 

Votive

offered or consecrated in fulfillment of a vow

 

From an excellent article on urban design, good and bad.

Do You See the Future of Tech This Way?

President Obama recently outlined six huge challenges he saw to the tech industry via Wired Magazine. Today, six of the tech industry’s leaders answered back in a very insightful article:

  • Tim O’Reilly on tackling inequality
  • Chris Dixon on strengthening cybersecurity
  • Mark Zuckerberg on ensuring that artificial intelligence helps rather than hurts us
  • Yasmin Green on keeping terrorists from using technology to plot and do harm
  • Mary Barra on developing tools that will take climate resilience and clean energy mainstream
  • Satya Nadella on making it easier for citizens to participate in their government

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How I Will Examine my 23andMe Genotyping Results, and How I Will Share Them

From my experience with 23andMe’s genotyping service, when results were ready, I got 254 reports all at once, and they didn’t even include much of the ancestry reports! The reports are listed at the end, and were in groupings of:

  • Health risks (120)
  • Drug response (24)
  • Inherited conditions (50)
  • Traits (60)
  • 3 special reports needing individual approval among above groupings
  • 3 health tools to assess some features about you

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