Reddit waits until it’s too late to ban violence-glorifying subreddits

Reddit waits until it’s too late to ban violence-glorifying subreddits

Another day, another internet giant belatedly deciding to apply its own policies in the face of a tragedy.  Following the tragic Christchurch terrorist attack in New Zealand that left 49 people dead and scores more injured, and the subsequent sharing online of a livestream from the killer, Reddit has banned two subreddits that it now says glorified or celebrated violence.  SEE ALSO: Police urge people to stop sharing that Christchurch shooter video online The first, r/watchpeopledie, was pretty much exactly what it sounds like — a place where people shared…

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XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses

XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses

As healthcare moves toward genetically tailored treatments, one of the biggest hurdles to truly personalized medicine is the lack of fast, low-cost genetic testing. And few people are more familiar with the problems of today’s genetic diagnostics tools than Kalim Mir, the 52-year-old founder of XGenomes, who has spent his entire professional career studying the human genome. “Ultimately genomics is going to be the foundation for healthcare,” says Mir. “For that we need to move toward a sequencing of populations.” And population-scale gene sequencing is something that current techniques are…

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‘American Gods’ Renewed For Season 3 With ‘The Walking Dead’ Alum as New Showrunner

‘American Gods’ Renewed For Season 3 With ‘The Walking Dead’ Alum as New Showrunner

The gods have spoken, and they have blessed the troubled fantasy series American Gods with a new season and a new showrunner. Starz has officially picked up American Gods season 3, which will be overseen by The Walking Dead alum Charles “Chic” Eglee. Deadline broke the news that Starz has renewed American Gods for a third season, with former The Walking Dead executive producer Chic Eglee on board as showrunner. The announcement comes a week after the second season premiered and a month after the outlet reported that Starz was likely to renew the fantasy…

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Eliza Dushku On ‘Mapplethorpe’ Movie, Year Of Reckoning, Spielberg, & Healing

Eliza Dushku On ‘Mapplethorpe’ Movie, Year Of Reckoning, Spielberg, & Healing

“The year has been in some ways just extraordinary in a beautiful way and it’s been in some ways extraordinary in a really challenging way,” proclaims Mapplethorpe producer Eliza Dushku. From almost any perspective, that seems like an understatement from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Married last summer and expecting her first child this summer, Dushku has seen her more than a decade long endeavor on the Ondi Timoner directed film about the controversial and…Read full story

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