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.
Reuters Jeffrey Epstein told a reporter for The New York Times last year that he had damaging information about notable Silicon Valley figures. He said he had witnessed tech leaders doing drugs and “arranging for sex,” according to an article published Monday.
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).
Have you ever noticed the popularity of white robots? The reason for these shades of technological white may be racism, according to new research. https://t.co/PHJHO91VtA— CNN (@CNN) August 1, 2019
A recent CNN news piece insisted that constructing robots out of white plastics and metals is an example of racism.
“Have you ever noticed the popularity of white robots? ” CNN exclaimed in its August 1 news article.
In its tweet, CNN used a photo of a NASA robot manufactured all in white plastics.
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 Singaporean engineering company has built a robot that can serve up a piping hot bowl of laksa, one of the city-state’s most well-known dishes, in just 45 seconds.
The electric sous-chef, dubbed Sophie by its creators, can blanch noodles, add pre-cooked prawns and ladle spicy coconut soup — all with minimum spillage, at the rate of around 80 bowls an hour.
“It’s excellent, I would say there’s no difference between the one created by the robot and human,” said Paul Yong, a guest at Friday’s launch event catered by Orange Clove, which developed the machine with a local engineering company.