Jean-marc Fournier

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The Scientific Swap Meet Behind the Gene-Editing Boom - MIT Technology Review

The gene-editing technology called CRISPR is probably the fastest-spreading technology in the history of biology.<p>Here’s one reason why: each weekday …

Bitcoin Technology Organizations Launch Global Blockchain Forum To Address International Policy

As digital currencies and the technology behind them become more widely adopted by incumbents and startups with a global presence, the need for consistent laws and regulations governing them is ever more apparent.<p>The Washington, D.C.-based Chamber of Digital Commerce, along with three other of the …

Blockchain

Why Robots Need to be Able to Say 'No'

Should you always do what other people tell you to do? Clearly not. Everyone knows that. So should future robots always obey our commands? At first …

Google.org pledges $20 million to support disability technologies

The World Health Organization estimates 1 billion people across the world live with disabilities, and Google's philanthropy division, Google.org, just pledged $20 million to help improve their situations. The money is spread across 29 programs working on disability technologies -- the average …

Disability

Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos for the second time

With the same limitations as last year's breakthrough work<p>Scientists in China have reported genetically modifying human embryos in what is only the second published experiment of its kind. Last year, a different team of Chinese researchers edited human embryos in an attempt to remove genes …