CRISPR-baby scientist fails to satisfy critics

Source: NatureHe Jiankui, a Chinese scientist who claims he helped to produce the first people born with edited genomes — twin baby girls — appeared today at a gene-editing summit in Hong Kong to...

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Genome-edited baby claim provokes international outcry

Source: NatureA Chinese scientist claims that he has helped make the world's first genome-edited babies — twin girls named Lulu and Nana, who were born this month. The announcement has provoked shock,...

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How the people of the Andes evolved to live in high altitudes

Source: Science MagazineScarce oxygen, cold temperatures, and intense ultraviolet radiation make the Andes a tough place to live. How did humans adapt to such heights? A new study of ancient and...

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Mexico’s new science minister is a plant biologist who opposes transgenic crops

Source: Science MagazineMEXICO CITY—In early June, evolutionary developmental biologist Elena Álvarez-Buylla received an out-of-the-blue phone call from the campaign of Andrés Manuel López Obrador,...

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Cancer burden rises to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths in 2018

Source: MercoPresThe International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released on Wednesday the latest estimates on the global burden of cancer. The GLOBOCAN 2018 database, accessible online as part...

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Monsanto glyphosate weed killer could cost Bayer billions in damage lawsuits

Source: MercopressUnited States agro-chemicals company Monsanto is facing a surge in lawsuits that may cost its new owners, Bayer, billions in damages. Monsanto manufactures glyphosate-based weed...

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How gut microbes are joining the fight against cancer

Source: NatureBertrand Routy earned a lamentable reputation with Parisian oncologists in 2015. A doctoral student at the nearby Gustave Roussy cancer centre, Routy had to go from hospital to hospital...

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If you listen closely, the drumbeats of Amazonian tribes sound like human speech

Source: Science MagazineFour years after Frank Seifart started documenting endangered dialects in Colombia, the guerillas came. In 2004, soldiers from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia swept...

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