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Researchers have developed “prime editing,” a true search-and-replace function for DNA

      MS TECH Biotechnology / CRISPR The newest gene editor radically improves on CRISPR Researchers have developed “prime editing,” a true search-and-replace function for DNA. by Antonio Regalado Oct 21, 2019 For all its well-earned fame, the gene-editing tool CRISPR is, in reality, pretty hard on the genome. It’s a pair of DNA scissors that cuts…
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Xinjiang schools used to separate children from families

China Muslims: Xinjiang schools used to separate children from families By John SudworthBBC News, Xinjiang 4 July 2019 Share this with Facebook   Share this with Messenger   Share this with Twitter   Share this with Email   Share     Media captionThe BBC’s John Sudworth meets Uighur parents in Turkey who say their children…
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Muslims are vanishing in China

Tashpolat Tiyip: The Uighur leading geographer who vanished in China By Andreas IllmerBBC News 11 October 2019 Share this with Facebook   Share this with Messenger   Share this with Twitter   Share this with Email   Share   Image copyrightEPHE Until 2017, Tashpolat Tiyip was a model academic, head of Xinjiang University, globally connected,…
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UAE astronaut Hazzaa Ali Almansoori spent 8 days in space.

First Emirati Astronaut Returns to Earth with Russian-US Space Station Crew By Robert Z. Pearlman 13 days ago Spaceflight  UAE astronaut Hazzaa Ali Almansoori spent 8 days in space.           Click here for more Space.com videos…   CLOSE             Volume 0%         The first Emirati astronaut…
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India Is Planning a Huge China-Style Facial Recognition Program

By  Archana Chaudhary September 20, 2019, 2:30 AM GMT+5:30   Government plan has raised privacy, data security concerns   Bids for facial recognition tender to be opened on Oct. 10     Play Video   Face It, You’re Being Watched Unmute       Face It, You’re Being Watched LISTEN TO ARTICLE   5:07 SHARE…
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The Kashmir Lockdown.

If India is in crisis, it is because good guys like ex-IAS Kannan Gopinathan rather quit To arrest India’s decline, it is important that the government attract, retain and empower the good guys. Kannan’s leaving is a loss to the government. NITIN PAI Updated: 27 August, 2019 8:59 am IST Kannan Gopinathan | File photo |…
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Shouldn’t Kashmir Affect You?

  “Shouldn’t Kashmir Affect You?”: Kannan Gopinathan On Why He Quit IAS हिंदी में पढ़ें The former bureaucrat had quit the administrative service on August 21 to protest what he claimed was the denial of fundamental rights to lakhs of people in Jammu and Kashmir.     EMAIL PRINT 247COMMENTS   Kannan Gopinathan said life…
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Why do different cultures see the constellations similarly?

Almost every person throughout the existence of humankind has looked up at the night sky and seen more than just a random scattering of light. Constellations of stars have helped us shape our own ongoing narratives and cultures – creating meaning in the sky above that guides us in our life on the ground below.…
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A Glass Battery That Keeps Getting Better?

A prototype solid-state battery based on lithium and glass faces criticism over claims that its capacity increases over time By Mark Anderson Illustration: iStockphoto Advertisement Editor’s Picks Will a New Glass Battery Accelerate the End of Oil?   Ionic Materials Explores Plastic Electrolyte for Lithium-Ion Batteries   First Semisolid Lithium Batteries to Debut This Year, in…
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3D-Printed Semiconductor Cube Could Convert Waste Heat to Electricity

Here’s how these cubeoids could harness waste heat from steel plants By Tracy Staedter Photo: SPECIFIC team – Swansea UniversityNew 3D printed technique for thermoelectrics developed by the SPECIFIC research team. Editor’s Picks A Non-Toxic Thermoelectric Generator for Wearable Tech   Nanoparticle Ink Enables 3-D Printing of Microbattery Electrodes   A Thermoelectric Generator That Runs on…
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