NPR visited the only lab in the world known to be trying to use the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to modify the DNA in human sperm. If successful, it could be used to prevent genetic disorders.
First it was human embryos. Now scientists are trying to develop another way to modify human DNA that can be passed on to future generations, NPR has learned.
Reproductive biologists at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City are attempting to use the powerful gene-editing technique called CRISPR to alter genes in human sperm. NPR got exclusive access to watch the controversial experiments underway.
The research is aimed at finding new ways to prevent disorders caused by genetic mutations that are passed down from men — including some forms of male infertility. The team is starting with a gene that can increase the risk for breast, ovarian, prostate and other cancers.
Newsflare Security footage shows thieves in the UK stealing a locked Tesla in 30 seconds by fooling the onboard computer into thinking they had the key. The theft was captured by a doorbell video camera at a house in the town of Borehamwood, around 12 miles from central London, early on Wednesday morning.
According to the Bank of England, Bitcoin isn’t a currency – but that didn’t stop Zakk Lakin choosing to be paid in it and nothing else. This is what life is like being paid exclusively in digital money
After CoinCorner said staff could take some – or all – their pay in cryptocurrency, Zakk leapt straight in, choosing to have 100% of his salary paid in Bitcoin.
And the software developer, who lives on the Isle of Man, said he’s managing fine.
“People always ask how I am coping with living on Bitcoin, but the truth is that my lifestyle hasn’t really changed,” the 24-year-old told Mirror Money.
AI-AITech has launched its flagship Emma model equipped with ‘full artificial intelligence’
A new futuristic sex robot equipped with “full artificial intelligence” has hit the market – with bosses vowing the dolls can replace human intimacy.
AI-Tech promises its flagship model, Emma, can hold an interactive conversation and answer questions in a way tailored to its owner.
COOPER: “Vice presidential candidate perhaps?”
YANG: “I don’t think he wants that job, Anderson. I think he’ll be like SpaceX, Tesla, vp, I have a feeling vp might lose in that horse race.”
French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crossed the the English Channel on Sunday, riding on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
Microsoft Microsoft’s latest ad for its Surface laptop stars a man named Mac Book, which is short for his full name Mackenzie. The ad takes a jab at Apple’s MacBook laptops by saying Surface computers perform faster, last longer, and have touch screens.
Microsoft really wants you to believe that its computers are superior to Apple’s, so it hired a man named “Mac Book” to convince you.
In the company’s latest Surface commercial, a narrator asks a man named Mackenzie Book (Mac for short) a series of questions about how Microsoft’s laptop compares to Apple’s. He asks questions such as which laptop lasts longer, which one is faster, and which one has a better touch screen. And of course, Book chooses the Surface every time.
“You should get a Surface,” he says at the end of the video. “Trust me, I’m Mac Book.
Study funded by Facebook aims to improve communication with paralysed patients
Doctors have turned the brain signals for speech into written sentences in a research project that aims to transform how patients with severe disabilities communicate in the future.
The breakthrough is the first to demonstrate how the intention to say specific words can be extracted from brain activity and converted into text rapidly enough to keep pace with natural conversation.
A SUN investigation today reveals Amazon staff can listen to Alexa recordings of British couples rowing, discussing private family matters — and having sex.
The sounds of lovemaking are among noises that can trigger Alexa-activated Echo speakers, which make recordings as users speak to them.
The Sun discovered an English-speaking Amazon team in Bucharest, Romania, monitors thousands of Alexa recordings — and has heard private moments including family rows, money and health discussions — and couples having sex.A 28-year-old female former analyst there said: “It’s been said that couples having sex and even what sounded like a sex attack have been heard by staff.
Capital One said a hacker gained access to more than 100 million Capital One customer accounts and credit card applications earlier this year.Among other information, the compromised data included some Social Security numbers.The Department of Justice said Monday that Paige Thompson, 33, was arrested in connection with the breach. The department alleges that Thompson “posted on the information sharing site GitHub about her theft of information from the servers storing Capital One data.”Thompson was able to gain access by exploiting a misconfigured web application firewall, the DOJ said.