Big Data

Big data doesn’t prevent terror

We leave behind digital traces all the time. This information reveals a lot about people. But it won’t help us catch terrorists, one researcher says.

Using Big Data to understand immune system responses

An enzyme found in many bacteria, including the bacterium that gives us strep throat, has given mankind a cheap and effective tool with which to edit our own genes. This technology, called CRISPR, is also being used to understand how the immune system responds to a viral attack.