US Scientists Try First Gene Editing In The Body

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease. The experiment was done on Monday on a patient with an inherited metabolic disorder. (Nov. 15)

  • Mattis tours contaminated Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site
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    Mattis tours contaminated Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site

    US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis toured a former Agent Orange storage site in southern Vietnam on Wednesday, revisiting one of the war's darkest chapters that lives on among a million Vietnamese with severe birth defects, cancers and disabilities linked to the toxic defoliant. Standing near a weedy

  • Uber considers minority investors for self-driving car unit: FT
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    Uber considers minority investors for self-driving car unit: FT

    Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is considering selling minority stakes in its costly self-driving car unit as the ride-hailing company tries to address rising cost pressures ahead of its initial public offering, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. Uber received interest from potential investors

  • Insight: Zika in Africa - Rare birth defect on the rise in Angola
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    Insight: Zika in Africa - Rare birth defect on the rise in Angola

    Born in a poor neighborhood of Angola’s capital Luanda, the 10-month old boy has microcephaly, a birth defect marked by a small head and serious developmental problems. Cula is one of at least 72 babies born with microcephaly in Angola between February 2017 and May 2018, suspected victims of an emerging

  • Explainer: Why it’s so hard to diagnose Zika
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    Explainer: Why it’s so hard to diagnose Zika

    When a Zika epidemic was at its height in the Americas two years ago, diagnostics makers began working feverishly to create diagnostic tests for a virus that few in the U.S. had heard of. A lack of testing capacity has hampered efforts to track Zika in Angola, where a largely unreported cluster of microcephaly

  • Self-lubricating latex could boost condom use: study
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    Self-lubricating latex could boost condom use: study

    A perpetually unctuous, self-lubricating latex developed by a team of scientists in Boston could boost the use of condoms, they reported Wednesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science. Protective sheaths made with the specially treated membrane take on a slick and slippery quality in the presence

  • PKR money politics: Anwar says all info in hand, probe underway
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    PKR money politics: Anwar says all info in hand, probe underway

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — PKR’s election steering committee (JPP) and its disciplinary board are looking into allegations of money politics within the party now, its incoming president Datuk Seri...

  • S. Korea refuses refugee status for nearly 400 Yemenis
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    S. Korea refuses refugee status for nearly 400 Yemenis

    Nearly 400 Yemenis were denied refugee status by South Korea on Wednesday, months after their arrival on the resort island of Jeju triggered a populist outcry. Ethnically-homogenous South Korea grants refugee status to only a tiny fraction of those who apply, despite having been ravaged by war itself

  • Russian director Serebrennikov set for trial over fraud case
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    Russian director Serebrennikov set for trial over fraud case

    The trial of Russian stage and screen director Kirill Serebrennikov will start Wednesday, more than a year after he was placed under house arrest in a controversial embezzlement probe. Prosecutors say Serebrennikov embezzled over $2 million of state funding for a theatre project. Supporters see the

  • ‘I Don’t Give A Damn': Secret Service Agent Blocks Reporter From Questioning Kushner
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    ‘I Don’t Give A Damn': Secret Service Agent Blocks Reporter From Questioning Kushner

    A Secret Service agent blocked the phone of a CBS reporter who was attempting

  • Following protest, minister pledges wage floor review
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    Following protest, minister pledges wage floor review

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — Human Resource Minister M Kulasegaran pledged today to raise workers’ demand for a review of the RM1,050 minimum wage with the Cabinet. During a discussion with umbrella...

  • Malaysia edges up in WEF competitiveness ladder, but still trails Singapore
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    Malaysia edges up in WEF competitiveness ladder, but still trails Singapore

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — Malaysia is 25th in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report 2018 (GCR), just one of three countries without high incomes that broke into the top 40....

  • Britain's May confronts EU leaders amid Brexit crisis
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    Britain's May confronts EU leaders amid Brexit crisis

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May faces a Brexit showdown with frustrated EU leaders Wednesday with talks on agreeing an orderly break-up at an impasse. This week's summit in Brussels was billed as a "moment of truth" for negotiations on Britain's exit from the bloc -- but it

  • Workers march to Parliament over RM1,050 floor wage
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    Workers march to Parliament over RM1,050 floor wage

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — More than 100 workers marched to Parliament here today to voice their unhappiness with government’s paltry hike that raised the minimum wage to just RM1,050 monthly. Led by...

  • UN Security Council asked to meet on Myanmar atrocities report
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    UN Security Council asked to meet on Myanmar atrocities report

    The United States and eight other countries on Tuesday requested a UN Security Council meeting on Myanmar to hear from a UN fact-finding mission that has accused the country's military of atrocities against Muslim Rohingyas. The request is likely to run into opposition from China, which has friendly

  • Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use
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    Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

    Nearly a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end Wednesday as Canada became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate its sale and recreational use. The change was praised by pot enthusiasts and investors in a budding industry that has seen pot stocks soar on the Toronto and New

  • Samsung Electronics buys network analysis firm Zhilabs in 5G push
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    Samsung Electronics buys network analysis firm Zhilabs in 5G push

    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday it has bought Barcelona-based network data analysis firm Zhilabs, as the South Korean giant gears up to launch products for connected devices and 5G mobile services that require fast data crunching. Samsung did not disclose the value of the deal, which marks

  • O'Rourke comes out swinging at 'Lyin Ted' Cruz in Texas debate
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    O'Rourke comes out swinging at 'Lyin Ted' Cruz in Texas debate

    O'Rourke and Cruz clashed repeatedly on divisive issues such as abortion, immigration and the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump, and O'Rourke bitterly accused Cruz of being "dishonest" and misrepresenting his positions. "Senator Cruz is not going to be honest with

  • Beto O’Rourke Borrows 'Lyin' Ted' Insult As He Repeatedly Attacks Sen. Cruz In Texas Debate
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    Beto O’Rourke Borrows 'Lyin' Ted' Insult As He Repeatedly Attacks Sen. Cruz In Texas Debate

    AUSTIN, Texas ― Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke repeatedly attacked Sen.

  • Suspects in Saudi journalist case tied to top prince: report
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    Suspects in Saudi journalist case tied to top prince: report

    A suspect identified by Turkey in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a frequent companion of the kingdom's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Three other suspects are linked to Prince Mohammed's security detail and a fifth is

  • Dread of sharia haunts Malian town besieged by jihadists
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    Dread of sharia haunts Malian town besieged by jihadists

    For several months, this remote town in central Mali was occupied by jihadist rebels who have unleashed a spiral of violence in the region. As the army moved into Toguere-Koumbe, the Islamists moved out, shifting strategy to mount a siege. "The jihadists took me to this square.

  • What's holding up Brexit talks? The Irish issue explained
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    What's holding up Brexit talks? The Irish issue explained

    The main sticking point in Brexit negotiations is how to keep Britain's land border with the Republic of Ireland open after it leaves the European Union. London believes frontier checks can be avoided through a new trade agreement with Brussels, but accepts the need for a fallback plan to address

  • Brazil federal police ask for president to be indicted for corruption
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    Brazil federal police ask for president to be indicted for corruption

    Brazil's Federal Police on Tuesday asked the Prosecutor General's office to charge President Michel Temer and ten others, including his daughter, with corruption, money laundering and racketeering. The federal police investigated for more than a year whether Temer, who has been in power since

  • Mexican president-elect proposes new name for USMCA trade deal
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    Mexican president-elect proposes new name for USMCA trade deal

    Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that he would propose that the revamped trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada be called T-MEC. T-MEC (Treaty Mexico, United States, Canada) was the winning choice in a poll Lopez Obrador conducted on his Twitter