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diseasePrime Genome Editing System Could Accelerate Disease Cures

A new type of gene editing enables more precise editing than CRISPR. Prime editing combines two key proteins and a new RNA to make targeted insertions, deletions, and all possible single-letter changes in the DNA of human cells. Prime Editing …

augmented realitySpecial Conditions for Sub-Two Hour Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge is the first and only man to break the 2-hour barrier in the marathon with a time of 1:59:40. He set the marathon world record of 2:01:39 on 16 September 2018, at the 2018 Berlin Marathon. His run …

brainElon Musk’s Neuralink Will Reveal Brain Interface Progress Within 23 Hours

Elon Musk’s brain interface company, Neuralink, will have a live-streamed event starting tomorrow, Tuesday, July 16 at 8PM PST. * In November, 2018, Elon said Neuralink would create microcontrollers to further advance computer-brain interface technology. * Elon has also said …

artificial intelligenceFuture of Gene Sequencing, Genome Editing and Intelligence Enhancement

The Current state of the genetic component of intelligence was summarized in a recent research article at Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Twin studies show that individual differences in human intelligence can largely (50%–80%) be explained by genetic influences making intelligence …

asiaTest Tube Babies As Predictor of Future Intelligence Enhancement of Babies

For the next decade or two it will be far easier, cheaper and more effective to use gene sequencing to select the most intelligent embyro for test tube babies. Embryos are already having their genes sequenced to select against genetic …

artificial intelligenceEnhancing Human Potential with AI #emtechdigital

AI can be used to augmenting our intelligence. Lama Nachman is an Intel Fellow, Intel Labs; Director, Anticipatory Computing Lab, Intel. She will discuss Enhancing Human Potential with AI. Lama Nachman led the team that gave a voice to the …

chinaScientist Who Gene Edited the First Human Embryos Born as Babies is Missing

The chinese geneticist who has gene edited twin baby girls is reportedly missing. He Jianku caused a controversy for being the first case that we publicly know of for the genetic modification of the human germline. The Shenzhen University where …

crisprTheoretically Possibility That Gene Edited Twins Received a Tiny Intelligence Enhancement

The question and answer interview of He Jianku conference presentation has the most interesting parts of this debate about human gene editing of embryos. The interview starts at about 1 hour and 28 minutes of the record. The formal presentation …

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

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 …

artificial intelligenceBreaking Through to Next Levels of Technology

There have been some who have complained about the seeming lack of acceleration or slower than some have expected development of societal technology. Richard Jones talks about lack of specific progress to diamondoid molecular nanotechnology or the appearance that we …