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Nominated as Pearl of the Year

Ethics and computer science? They belong together! Not only Prof. Holger Hermanns and Kevin Baum see it that way, but also the Stifterverband. The event ‘Ethics for Nerds’ was therefore awarded the Pearl in January 2019. Now there is a chance to win the Pearl of the Year. We need support for this. On 22 and 23 January there will be an SMS voting where your vote counts.

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Research collaboration develops new method that could facilitate cancer diagnosis

Researchers led by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg and the Center for Bioinformatics at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany, have developed a cheaper and faster method to check for genetic differences in individual cells, which outperforms existing techniques with respect to the information received. This new method could become a new standard in single cell research, and potentially for clinical diagnosis in disease genetics, including cancer. The results have been published in Nature Biotechnology.

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New craft sheets: Learning programming with interactive paper figures

The idea is based on a computer science research project at Saarland University and is already supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy through an EXIST start-up grant. By tinkering with cardboard animals equipped with sensors that can be programmed via a mini-computer, children can be introduced to the world of programming lines and arithmetic instructions at an early age. CLT Creative Learning Technologies GmbH now offers a new starter set in its own online shop.

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