CRISPR gene editing successfully stopped Duchenne muscular dystrophy in dogs and human trials are next

CRISPR gene editing has stopped the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in dogs, according to a study by UT Southwestern that provides a strong indication that a lifesaving treatment may be in the pipeline. unprecedented improvement in the muscle fibers of dogs with DMD – the most common fatal genetic disease in children, caused …

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Anti-establishment politics trend theory ignores the muslim aspect

Ian Bremmer, President of the Eurasian Group presents his theory that there has been a global backlash against the establishment, immigration and globalization as a global trend. He also indicates four drivers of the movement. Bremmer does not mention the muslim aspect and does not compare each of the drivers to historical levels and does …

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India will be number three in world military spending

The US defence budget is about three times as large as China’s. China’s military spending was three times more than India in 2017. China percentage of GDP spent on defence was less than India’s. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) database, estimated that China’s military expenditure was USD 228 billion in 2017 while India …

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SpaceX Principle Mars Development Engineer gave some more details about Mars colonization

SpaceX plans to live out of the BFS ships initially on Mars and then build out the facilities (habitation, power systems, mining and landing pads). The SpaceX BFS (Big Falcon Spaceship) would land on Mars with 100 tons including the ship. Paul Wooster, SpaceX Principal Mars Development Engineer, presented to the Mars Society. SpaceX Mars …

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China applying naval electromagnetic catapult launch for land based missiles

China is developing the world’s first electromagnetic launched surface-to-surface rocket that offers greater fire range. Conventional rockets rely on chemical explosives or fuel but the new rockets will be launched using additional electromagnetic force, similar to the catapult launchers that China and the United States are developing for their next-generation aircraft carriers. The same technology …

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