Human Gene Editing Scientist Does Not Face Death Penalty Risk

Robin Lovell-Badge, Ph.D., a geneticist at The Francis Crick Institute, said Chinese scientist He Jiankui contacted him to deny there was a death penalty risk for his editing of human embryos. Lovell-Badge had speculated on January 7 that He could receive the death penalty for bribery and corruption because he disregarded official government oversight of …

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Scientist Who Edited Humans Was Very Active in Many Biotech Startups

Dr He Jiankui created the world’s first gene-edited babies and has received at least 298 million yuan (US$43 million) in funding for two biotech start-ups from Chinese and international investors. Shenzhen Direct Genomics Biotechnology is a Shenzhen-based genome sequencing firm. He Jiankui is chairman and has one-third of the company. The company had 218 million …

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$130 billion in Russian gold claimants setup cryptocurrency and may have stolen location

The South Korea company that claimed discovery of $130 billion in Russian gold from a shipwreck appears to be stock and cryptocurrency scams using the stolen location of a shipwreck. In 2000, Dong-Ah Construction said they were the first to find the wreck and also said there was gold. Dong-Ah produced no gold and did …

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First Human Head Transplant will still happen soon based upon millions in sunk costs

Italian doctor Sergio Canavero, Chinese doctor Ren Xiaoping and the Chinese government are still saying the first human head transplant will happen soon. They were talking about a fall 2017 transplant but that did not happen. They are still saying it is imminent. They have been worked on experiments with mice, dogs, and monkeys. In …

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Bermuda Triangle problem likely just overhyped and not increased incidence of microbursts

In 2016, A satellite image showing peculiar hexagonal clouds over the ocean area known as the Bermuda Triangle is prompting speculation about whether they may represent a recurring phenomenon responsible for decades of unexplained disappearances in the region. Seen from above, the clouds appeared to form six-sided outlines, like honeycombs, with hard edges. They range …

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