In this week’s Industry Roundup we take a peek into DNA IQ testing, women in STEM, Fakebank malware, satellite imagery, and non-surgical implants offering new hope.

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DNA IQ Testing Making Waves

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If I knew then what I know now… as the old phrase goes, hindsight is twenty twenty. Or is it? Maybe not in all cases, like having a DNA test predict whether a toddler can look forward to having the intelligence to earn a PhD or decide if a young child will have a better than average chance of being selected to attend prestigious K-12 schools. The case for DNA IQ testing is creating waves, according to this article.


Women Remain Under Represented in STEM

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In today’s world, women are an underrepresented population in the area of STEM. Why is this? What forces are working against girls as they make their way through their educational journey? How can society better encourage girls to enjoy STEM fields and the ability it creates to help make this world a better place?


New Variant of the Fakebank Malware Discovered

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If you’re an Android user, you may want to know about this new discovery security researchers uncovered. A new strain of Fakebank Malware intercepts a user’s call to banks and redirects them to scammers.


Investment Research is Taking to the Skies

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As if the wonder of understanding weather patterns, natural disasters, and movement of hostile troops weren’t enough of a reason to love satellite imagery, now we’ve got an eye on investment opps. New imagery techniques are being activated to act as the next move forward in supply chain and economic intelligence.


New Non-surgical Implant Offers Hope to Patients

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A team of Stanford engineers have designed a new non-surgical implant that can help bring relief to patients suffering from chronic pain, depression, epilepsy, and potentially help with postpartum bleeding, rheumatoid arthritis and bladder control issues.

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