Human embryos edited to stop disease

Scientists have, for the first time, successfully freed embryos of a piece of faulty DNA that causes deadly heart disease to run in families. It potentially opens the door to preventing 10,000 disorders that are passed down the generations. The US and South Korean team allowed the embryos to develop for five days before stopping the experiment. The More...

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By unaworld On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Trump supporters challenge presidential vote recount in three states

Michigan’s state attorney, Bill Schuette, on Friday filed a lawsuit aimed at preventing the scheduled presidential vote recount in his state. He said that Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who requested the More...

By unaworld On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Trump breaks with decades-long US protocol in Taiwan phone call

United States President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday, in what is believed to be the first such contact from the US government since 1979. Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman More...

By unaworld On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Gambia’s Adama Barrow says shock win heralds ‘new hope’

Property developer Adama Barrow says his shock win of the Gambian election heralds new hope for the country. Yahya Jammeh, an authoritarian president who ruled for 22 years, has confirmed he will step down. “I More...

By unaworld On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Standing Rock: US veterans join North Dakota protests

Hundreds of US military veterans have joined activists in North Dakota protesting against the installation of a multi-billion dollar oil pipeline. The activists, who are demonstrating in sub-zero temperatures, More...

By unaworld On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Iceland election: Pirate Party asked to try to form government

Iceland’s anti-establishment Pirate Party has been asked by the president to try to form a new government, following October’s snap elections. President Gudni Johannesson made the announcement after More...

By unaworld On Thursday, December 1st, 2016
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Chapecoense plane crash: Team’s home town gathers for memorial service

The bodies of 71 people killed in a plane crash in Colombia that devastated a Brazilian football team are being returned home, as the team’s home town prepares for a memorial service. More than 100,000 people More...