Chris Lee

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7 Skills You Must Learn to Reach Your Full Potential (And Where to Learn Them)

The stepping stone from where you are today to where you want to be is simple:<b> learning more skills.</b>If we compare the differences between the people …

Learning

UK scientists seek permission to genetically modify human embryos

Scientists in Britain have applied for permission to genetically modify human embryos as part of a research project into the earliest stages of human development.<p>The work marks a controversial first for the UK and comes only months after Chinese researchers became the only team in the world to …

Genetics

Beyond The $1K Genome: DNA ‘Writing’ Comes Next

The “$1,000 genome” has been one of the most visible tech goals in the last 10 years, even sporting its own XPrize for a short time. It refers to the ability to “sequence,” or de-code, the total genetic information encoded in the DNA (genome) of a single human, at a cost of $1,000. It’s a daunting …

Genetics

Scientists Hacked Yeast to Make THC. Now Comes the Hard Part

We can program yeast to make synthetic weed, but getting high is still a question of scale.<p>German scientists have successfully reengineered yeast to produce THC. Now comes the hard part.<p>Earlier this month, researchers at the Technical University of Dortmund published a paper detailing their …

12 books you should read to impress your boss

Not only that, it improves your vocabulary, expands your world, and generally makes you a more educated and interesting person to be around.<p>Below, 12 entrepreneurs from YEC suggest books that they themselves have loved and passed on to their employees.<p>Read just one and you'll find yourself ahead of …

The Venture Funding Boom In Biotech: A Few Things It's Not

Venture-backed biotechs continue their blistering pace of funding. According to the latest MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), with data from Thomson Reuters, over $2.1B was invested in biotech companies in 2Q 2015, bringing the …

Venture Capital

Here's what 3 experts have to say about biotech

Ishares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (IBB) has been on a tear in the last year, outperforming the NASDAQ and S&P 500 by multiples greater than 3x and 6x, respectively. This rapid appreciation has spurted chatter of a bubble forming in the biotech sector. Even US leaders have expressed a difference of …

Chemists Invent New Letters for Nature's Genetic Alphabet

DNA stores our genetic code in an elegant double helix. But some argue that this elegance is overrated. “DNA as a molecule has many things wrong with …

Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up. | WIRED

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Genetic Engineering

Scientists are on the cusp of these 15 discoveries that will transform the world

Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many of the devicIes that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.<p>It's a tough world to keep up in.<p>Concerned about what they argue is a lack of funding and appreciation in the US for …

One big myth about medicine: We know how drugs work

Here’s how we think we discover powerful new medicines: Scientists dig deep into biology and zero in on a molecular Achilles’ heel that could disable a devastating disease, be it cancer or an infection. They concoct experimental drugs that hit the target. Then they conduct trials to find one that …

Medicine

Biotech Investing Hits An All-Time High--But Is It A Bubble?

The biotechnology industry hauled in $2.3 billion worth of venture capital investments during the second quarter of this year—a 32% increase over the prior quarter, according to the newest MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), with …

Biotechnology

How Peter Thiel is trying to save the world

Since childhood, the two best friends had been incubating a shared dream of using computer science to cure diseases. They had first pitched investors on their vision six years earlier, as seniors studying computational biology at Carnegie Mellon University, but the door hit them on their way out of …

10 Reasons You Should Meditate

<i>This is the part 1 of a 4-part series on meditation, its benefits and how you can learn to meditate yourself.</i><p><i>“Meditation is the dissolution of</i> …

How to turn a great idea into an iPhone app

You get an idea for the next great app. Move over, Snapchat. Move over, Twitter. Move over, Instagram. This is going to be a big deal.<p>But there's one thing you don't know. How to get it from your head into the App Store, onto the 700 million iPhones Apple has sold, and onwards towards glory, fame, …

5 Ways To Simplify Starting Your Own Business

Many individuals that have always wanted to start a business never do it. This is because the whole business startup process normally overwhelms …

What I learned by reading Businessweek's incredible 38,000-word article on code

I read the whole thing online this afternoon, and it's remarkable. I could see it being taught in journalism classes years from now, like Gay Talese's "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" or John Hersey's "Hiroshima."<p>It takes something both very important and hard to understand, and makes it understandable …

12 Books Entrepreneurs Must Read

19 pieces of great advice from top tech execs to help you win in work and life

That means they offer some great advice.<p>We've compiled quotes from 19 of the biggest names in tech. Some are investors; others are founders, CEOs, or executives at the most renowned tech companies in the world. Their words will inspire you to achieve more in work and in life.

11 documentaries that will make you smarter about business

From a film on Wal-Mart's business practices to one on aspiring sommeliers, each will simultaneously entertain and educate you about business.

6 Awesome Apps for Home Organization

Keeping your home organized often requires you to carry out dozens of small tasks on a daily basis. But instead of constantly racking your brain to …

Apps

5 secret habits of self-made millionaires

Nearly every one of the millionaires attributed their success in life to habits they learned primarily from their parents or some mentor in life.<p>The secret to success is our daily habits. I thought this was a secret that needed to be shared with everyone so I began writing books about these …

How SpaceX Plans to Test Its Satellite Internet Service in 2016

It's been less than six months since SpaceX's billionaire founder, Elon Musk, announced his plans to build a satellite constellation to provide low-cost global Internet service — and now SpaceX has revealed how it intends to begin the project next year.<p>In filings with the Federal Communications …

Space Travel

How to Determine the Correct Load | Men's Health

But finding the perfect weight to complete all of your sets can be problematic. You want a load that will push you, but also one that will leave enough in the tank for you to finish all of your reps with good form.<p>That’s why I use Goldilock’s method. It can help you figure out if a load is too …

World first in cancer treatment

Researchers used a modified herpes virus to successfully treat patients with aggressive skin cancer and believe the method could pave the way for a …

Talented bacteria detect cancer, diabetes

You might want to park at the door any assumptions about bacteria being primitive, inert or yucky. This is a story about genetically engineered forms of bacteria that may someday diagnose cancer by analyzing a urine sample, and that have already shown a knack for recognizing the hallmarks …

E.coli

Chemists discover key reaction mechanism behind the highly touted sodium-oxygen battery

Chemists at the University of Waterloo have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries that could pave the way for …