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First human embryos edited in United States through

First human embryos edited in United States through "CRISPR" technology

Scientists in China have published similar studies with mixed results. Now a team led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University is about to publish details of a bigger study based on editing " many tens" of embryos. The team reduced mosaicism by ensuring that CRISPR was injected into eggs early on, while they were in the process of being fertilized with sperm. Speaking to Technology Review , a scientist familiar with the project said: 'It is proof of principle ... Read More

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Doctors treating Charlie Gard get death threats

Doctors treating Charlie Gard get death threats

Pro-lifers in this country and the U.S. have taken up the case of Charlie while his parents continue their High Court battle, where a judge has been hearing evidence about the potential of the experimental treatment. Hirano devised the experimental treatment that Charlie's parents want the infant to undergo. Charlie's parents have, however, received support from Pope Francis, U.S. Read More

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200 join Healing and Justice Walk in honor of Justine Damond

200 join Healing and Justice Walk in honor of Justine Damond

Sydney-raised Ms Damond, 40, called the 911 emergency number twice on Saturday around 11.30pm after hearing what she feared was a woman screaming while being sexually assaulted behind her home in one of Minneapolis' safest suburbs. Noor's partner told state investigators he had been startled by a loud noise right before the shooting. "It was only a few weeks ago when a female NYPD cop and mother of twins was executed in her vehicle in a very similar scenario", Mr Bruno said. Read More

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Iceberg bigger than Mayo breaks off Antarctic ice shelf

Iceberg bigger than Mayo breaks off Antarctic ice shelf

Though scientists have been expecting its latest move - which reportedly occurred sometime between Monday, July 10, and Wednesday, July 12 - for a while now, I'm feeling unsettled by the news. 'The final breakthrough was detected in data from NASA's Aqua MODIS satellite instrument, which images in the thermal infrared at a resolution of 1km, and confirmed by NASA's Suomi VIIRS instrument'. Read More

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GST rollout will face initial hiccups: Arun Jaitley

GST rollout will face initial hiccups: Arun Jaitley

The GST will roll out in the country at midnight, but J&K is the only state which will fail to keep date with it. The consultative committee meeting held threadbare discussions over the legal, legislative, financial, economic and administrative aspects of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime with the chairman explaining in detail the nuances of the new tax regime. Read More

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NWS Posts Severe Storms Watch for SE Colorado for Thursday Afternoon

NWS Posts Severe Storms Watch for SE Colorado for Thursday Afternoon

Winds will stay strong out of the south at 20 to 30 miles per hour. This area will be in the wake of a mid-level trough, with height rises and perhaps subtle subsidence aloft. which does look possible in particular across NE Oklahoma, NWAR and the River Valley. "As storms continue to push eastward and expand into northern Oklahoma and northwestern IL through the evening and overnight, wind will be the dominant hazard", said McGinnis. Read More

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London police arrest another attack suspect

Earlier police , who were hunting for 45-year-old Frenchman Xavier Thomas , missing since the attack , said that they had found a body in the River Thames. One of Butt's neighbours, Ikenna Chigbo, told Reuters he had chatted with Butt - known locally as "Abz" - just hours before the attack on Saturday and said he appeared "almost euphoric". Read More

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Leaked NSA doc highlights deep flaws in US election system

In Illinois, officials are trying to determine which election offices used software from the contractor that the report said was compromised. The document , leaked to The Intercept , is an NSA intelligence report dated May 5. "Phishing and spear-phishing are not uncommon in our society". Amber Smith of the Osceola County Supervisor of Elections Office said her office did not receive the phishing email. Read More

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Ariana Grande Visited With Manchester Attack Victims Before Her Benefit Concert

In these cases, a picture is well worth a thousand words: Grande didn't include a caption with the snapshot of the sweet surprise, but she didn't really need to as young Jaden's smile says it all. It will take place at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Grande will be joined by a number of pop stars for the One Love Manchester concert on Sunday, including Justin Bieber , Katy Perry , Coldplay , Take That and Miley Cyrus . Read More

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Illinois to receive $1M of Johnson & Johnson settlement

Illinois to receive $1M of Johnson & Johnson settlement

MA will get $900,000 in a settlement resulting from an investigation into New Jersey home health product giant Johnson & Johnson's alleged misrepresentation of the quality of certain over-the-counter drugs. Represent on its websites that the over-the-counter products manufacturing facilities meet current GMP as outlined by the FDA if McNeil has had a Class I or Class II recall of over-the-counter drug products within the prior 12 months. Read More

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Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made

Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made

I'm saying it's the timing's not right. "I was frankly a little surprised that he left the door open to finding a remedy", said Sen. "We are disappointed by the governor's decision to veto this widely supported legislation, but we are very encouraged by the governor's offer to work with legislators to pass a legalization bill during the summer veto session", said Matt Simon, spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project . Read More

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