Benjamin Bey, Ph.D

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The racist myth of the 'physical' African football team

Racist tropes continue to dominate white commentary of global football events.<p>I love listening to white men, especially old white men, talk about black athletes during major global sporting events. I have been following the kind of language white pundits use during FIFA World Cups and Olympic Games …

Soccer

How CRISPR Gene Editing Is Revolutionizing Medicine And The Companies Who Invest In It

The most revolutionary technology in medicine today, and perhaps science in general, is CRISPR. CRISPR, short for <i>Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats</i>, is a technology allowing scientists to edit genes in living cells.<p>It holds vast applications, from curing genetic diseases, …

Genetics

Scientists in Ghana want to fight child pneumonia with beads

Ghanaian scientists have designed beads to educate mothers to accurately monitor children’s respiratory rates and diagnose signs of pneumonia.<p>According to the WHO, in 2015 pneumonia accounted for 16 percent of child deaths below the age of five, with Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia bearing the …

Public Health

How much are Canada’s top CEOs paid? Here’s the full breakdown

Tap the arrow to see more.<p>Rank<p>Name<p>Organization Name<p>Ticker<p>Base Salary<p>Bonus<p>Sub-Total<p>% Change<p>All Other Compensation<p>Share-Based Awards<p>Option-Based Awards<p>Pension Value<p>Total Reported Compensation<p>% Change<p>Unexercised In-the-Money Options<p>Unvested Share-Based Awards<p>Value of CEO's Equity<p>Accrued CEO Pension …

Unexpected mutations after CRISPR–Cas9 editing in vivo

Correspondence | Published: 30 May 2017<p>Kellie A Schaefer<br>• , Wen-Hsuan Wu<br>• , Diana F Colgan<br>• , Stephen H Tsang<br>• , Alexander G Bassuk<br>• & Vinit B Mahajan<p><i>Nature</i> …

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Genome editing by natural and engineered CRISPR-associated nucleases

Perspective | Published: 18 June 2018<p>Wen Y. Wu,<br>• Joyce H. G. Lebbink,<br>• Roland Kanaar,<br>• Niels Geijsen &<br>• John van der Oost ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-5024-1871<p>…

Genetic Engineering

More than 600 members of Jeff Sessions' church just charged him with violating church rules

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 600 members of the United Methodist Church have issued a formal complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a fellow church member, charging that his "zero tolerance" policy on immigration violates church rules and may constitute child abuse.<p>The complaint charges Sessions …

United Methodist

We know the very best time to have sex…

You climb into bed, shimmy up next to your S.O., and pucker up—only to find that they’ve already cashed in their ticket to Snoresville. If you’re in …

Eavesdropping and crosstalk between secreted quorum sensing peptide signals that regulate bacteriocin production in Streptococcus pneumoniae

Article | Published: 13 June 2018<p>Eric L. Miller,<br>• Morten Kjos ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-4448-9082,<br>• Monica I. Abrudan,<br>• Ian S. Roberts,<br>• Jan-Willem Veening …

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Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow discharged from hospital after heart attack

Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday, and his recovery from a heart attack is going very well, the White House said.<p>Kudlow was admitted Monday to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after what officials said was a very mild heart …

What 22 Trump Staffers Looked Like in High School

Life in the Trump administration often sounds like senior spring. There are no expectations, popularity is capital, and the uncertain future is …

Gene editing for cancer prevention may actually cause cancer

CRISPR-Cas9 is an exciting gene editing tool that scientists hope they will be able to use in preventing cancer. However, a new study warns that the …

A troubling link has been found between a cutting-edge gene-editing technology and cancer — and it's sending biotech stocks tumbling

There could be a big issue with a revolutionary gene-editing tool.<p>CRISPR-Cas9 is a gene-editing tool made up of a group of molecules that can find a specific gene in a cell and alter it. In theory, it's supposed to be able to tackle genetic-based diseases like cystic fibrosis and cancer.<p>However, …

Brazilian Indians fined for planting GMO soy crops | The Wider Image | Reuters

Story<p>But the partnership with non-native farmers, fueled by an insatiable demand for Brazilian soy in China and other markets, is illegal and has alarmed environmentalists.<p>Brazil's environmental regulator Ibama this week fined six native communities and a dozen farmers on reservation land for using …

GMO mosquitoes: how CRISPR and gene drives could help end malaria - Vox

The debate over whether to use genetically modified mosquitoes to fight malaria, explained.<p>Kevin Esvelt wants me to know that if I fuck up this article, 25,000 children could end up dead.<p>Esvelt is a biologist at MIT and the first person to formulate a technology known as a CRISPR gene drive, a gene …

Genetics

'Spiderman' granted French citizenship after rescuing child from Paris balcony

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> A young Malian migrant who rescued a child dangling from a balcony will be made a French citizen and has been offered a job by the Paris fire brigade, the office of the French presidency said.<p>Video of the rescue showed 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama climbing up four floors of the …

Emmanuel Macron

CRISPR-edited rice plants produce major boost in grain yield

A team of scientists from Purdue University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to develop a variety of …

Gene editing can make ‘chocolate trees’ disease resistant

Scientists are using a powerful gene-editing tool to grow cacao trees that are more resistant to diseases, an advance that could help boost the …

Nelson: Inuit bore brunt of Greenpeace activism

Before British Columbia’s natives ally themselves too closely with the eco-warriors of Greenpeace in the ongoing struggle opposing the Trans Mountain …

CRISPR Could Eliminate Genetic Disease: UCSD Scientist

It's so small it can’t be seen with the naked eye, but research is showing that CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is …

GMOs Are Dead, According to the U.S. Government. Long Live “Bioengineered”

Two years ago, President Obama signed a Senate bill into law that mandated labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food, an effort made, …

CRISPR “One Shot" Cell Therapy for Hemophilia Developed

Scientists at the Salk Institute have combined CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing with stem cell technology to generate a one-time, autologous cell therapy for …

CRISPR/Cas9 silences gene associated with high cholesterol levels through epigenetic regulation

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have used a CRISPR/Cas9 genetic engineering technique to turn off a gene that regulates cholesterol levels in …

Gene Editing Could Rewrite the GMO Debate

Decades of fretting over the safety and virtue of genetically modified organisms have led to a perverse outcome. Plant scientists in academia and …

How to answer the ‘sell me this pen/pencil’ question in a job interview

I’ve been on both sides of this question, both interviewing people and interviewing for sales jobs. It can be awkward. And as highlighted in <i>The Wolf</i> …

Employment

The Surgeon Who Experimented on Slaves

Fellow doctors have been some of the most prominent defenders of J. Marion Sims, the controversial “father of gynecology.”<p>Their names—at least the ones we know—were Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey. There were other women, but their identities have been forgotten.<p>The man whose name appears in medical …

Washington University in St. Louis

Science Journal Retracts Paper That Sparked CRISPR Panic

Last May, a journal published results suggesting that the revolutionary gene-editing technique CRISPR might actually be quite dangerous. The paper …

Genetics

CRISPR plants won’t be regulated

In a big win for the biotech industry, the US Department of Agriculture says once and for all it won’t regulate plants whose genomes have been …