Jamie Shaughnessy

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Scientists Are Allowed To Genetically Modify Human Embryos

UK agency has given approval to use CRISPR to modify embryos, a world-first<p>Scientists in the UK have gotten the go-ahead from a government agency to begin modifying human embryos — the fertilized egg that begets all human beings — using the increasingly popular gene-editing technique known as …

Genetics

Google Study Says Its Robot Cars Are Safer Than Normal Ones, Thank You Very Much

Yet again, Google makes the case its self-driving cars are super safe.<p>What to do when an academic study says your robot cars might be more dangerous than regular cars? Hire your own academic!<p>That’s what Google did.<p>On Friday, a study came out from Virginia Tech, commissioned by the Internet giant, …