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educationHigher Education is Actually Darwinian

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Many people have not taken advanced math or advanced science. They think education is all about teaching. However, it is a mistake to believe that a smarter or more accomplished professor will be able to teach all students. In math, …

cancerUmbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells Are Safe for Adults With Blood Cancers

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Previously, umbilical cord blood stem cells were good for children but now this is safe and effective for adults with blood cancers. They grew more umbilical cord blood stem cells outside the body then transplanted it into an adult blood …

diseaseDefenses Against the Biggest Risk We Face

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Bill Gates says the biggest risk that we reasonably face is a bioterrorism attack or natural pandemics. Pandemic and Epidemic Risks Relatively average costs for more serious infectious events are high in terms of deaths and costs. One study found …

internetHuman Doctors are Better Than Dr. Google and the FDA Advice is Better than CNN

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Online symptom diagnosis is correct about one-third to one-half of the time. The One-half of the time is only when the right diagnosis in the top three responses. Doctors are better but doctors are still far from perfect. Medical error …

antiagingMaster Oogway’s Real Relatives Reveal Secrets for Living Up to 250 Years

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The oldest giant tortoises are revealing their genetic secrets for living up to 250 years. They are animals that are in the range of human size. Female giant tortoises are about 250 pounds and male giant tortoises are about 500 …

MarsElon Musk Warns of Rapid AI Improvement and Talks Mars Trips and Neuralink

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Elon Musk talked about the capabilities of AI. The examples he cites were AI putting words in your mouth, AlphaGo beating the top 50 human players at the same time, dealing with radiation on trips to Mars and the Brain …

crisprScientist He JianKu Made a Validly Ethical Choice to Gene Edit the Twins

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I have covered the technical aspects of the gene editing of the human twin babies, but I have not had a focused look at only the ethics, compassion and noble intentions involved in this situation. I He primary motivatation for …

crisprAnother Woman Is Pregnant With a Gene Edited Embryo

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During his presentation of the CRISPR gene editing of human embryos, the Chinese scientist said there is another woman currently pregnant with a gene edited embryo. He Jiankui is an associate professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology …

biotechCRISPR Vector Used to Genetically Modify Human Embyros Was Purchased for $100

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Any medium-sized Invitro Fertilization (IVF) clinic could utilize a CRISPR vector that can be purchased for $100 to replicate the embryo gene edit. Geneticist He Jiankui claims to have altered the genes of twin girls born this month. He Jiankui …

antiagingIf Biotech Cannot Make Enough Money from Curing Disease Then Move on to Antiaging

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Goldman Sachs analysts asked “Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” analysts ask in an April 10 report entitled “The Genome Revolution.” Goldman was addressing the question of gene therapies that provide complete cures with one treatment. “The potential to …