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Vice-President (Research)'s Picks: Faster, Better Tool Advances Precision Medicine

VP(R)'s Picks: Faster, Better Tool Advances Precision Medicine

Precision medicine offers hope of better diagnoses and treatments for patients. But to achieve that, doctors need to sift through the three billion characters in each person’s DNA. Groundbreaking research by Dr Luo Ruibang, published in Nature Communications, is making that task a lot easier.

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Vice-President (Research)'s Picks: Influenza B Vaccine and the Limits of ‘Herd’ Protection

VP(R)'s Picks: Influenza B Vaccine and the Limits of ‘Herd’ Protection

Living in the same household as someone vaccinated against influenza B is weak protection against the virus. Best to get yourself vaccinated, too, finds an HKU-led study published in Nature Communications.

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Leading the World in FinTech

Leading the World in FinTech

The way we buy, sell and invest is undergoing enormous change thanks to financial technology. HKU scholars have been quick off the mark to investigate and explain this phenomenon – from identifying the legal and regulatory implications to developing applications for industry; from looking at how migrant workers use FinTech to the darker side of the big data collection that underpins the technology

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China's AI Approach to Information Control

China's AI Approach to Information Control

Censorship is an old-school idea compared to the sophisticated data-driven approach China is taking to control the spread of information in the country

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Taking on Foxconn

Taking on Foxconn

Professor Pun Ngai has produced critical research on the problematic working conditions in Foxconn factories and the state of China’s working class

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