Archive for October 2nd, 2017:

Embryo: Precise ‘chemical surgery’ performed

Precise “chemical surgery” has been performed on human embryos to remove disease in a world first. The team at Sun Yat-sen University in China used a technique called base editing to correct a single error out of the three billion “letters” of our genetic code. Sir Paul Nurse, director of the Francis Crick Institute, told

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Will this rover succeed in exploring the Moon’s surface?

“The first thing I did …was to go on to Google and type in ‘How do you land on the moon?’” entrepreneur Rahul Narayan tells the BBC. He’s leading a team in Bangalore that is competing to build a rover that will trundle across the lunar surface and gather valuable data. Read more at The

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The portable science kit entrepreneur

Millions of school children in Africa lack the equipment that makes the teaching of scientific subjects come alive. Inspired by her own experience in the system, one young entrepreneur in Durban, South Africa, has created an economical kit of simple, hands-on experiments. Article source:

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