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In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos

Scientists for the first time have successfully edited genes in human embryos to repair a common and serious disease-causing mutation, producing apparently healthy embryos, according to a study published on Wednesday.<p>The research marks a major milestone and, while a long way from clinical use, it …


Earth-sized planet discovered with 'mild' climate and peaceful parent star - just 11 light years away

A newly discovered planet orbiting a nearby star could be the closest world to Earth providing a comfortable home for life.<p>The Earth-sized planet, named Ross 128b, is just 11 light years away and thought to have a "mild" climate with temperatures ranging between an icy minus 60C and balmy 20C.<p>That …


Space Tech Oddity: An Astronaut, VC And Space Writer Discuss Space Exploration

<b>(or, how I woke up in a “Moon Age Daydream” to discuss “Life on Mars”)[1]</b><p>An astronaut, a VC/space entrepreneur and the legendary author of Apollo 13 walked into a consulate to discuss traveling to Mars, Presidential pronouncements on space exploration, and the tech/venture funding of space… so it …

Space Exploration

Not leaving Earth? There’s still a way to experience Mars.

If you don’t see yourself getting off Earth by the time the first humans start to take off to Mars, you don’t need to worry about fear of missing …

Space Science