Last year, Google-owned DeepMind solved the decades-long protein folding problem with an elegant AI approach, fundamentally improving our understanding of our own biology. In this article, Community columnist Aditi Somayajula explains the science behind DeepMind’s solution and explores how big tech is likely to become the new big pharma.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed huge gaps in access to healthcare, especially in marginalized communities. Could healthcare tech startups be a potential solution to the holes within the U.S. healthcare system? This article examines the opportunities and challenges that these startups face in navigating the complex healthcare landscape.