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Gene Therapy Skin Grafts Save Boy With Rare Disease

Seven-year-old Hassan was dying. An infection had destroyed most of his skin, he was too weak to eat, and he was in agony.<p>Doctors in Germany were planning to provide palliative care — keeping the child as comfortable as possible while he died. But there was another option: an experimental skin …

First Double-Hand Transplant Allows Child to Eat, Dress and Write

An 8-year-old boy is now able to write, eat and get dressed on his own, thanks to a double-hand transplant performed just a few years ago. The case …

Scientists Store Video Clip in DNA of Living Cells

Throughout human history, people have come up with all sorts of data storage systems—from cuneiform and chiseled inscriptions to hard drives and …

Genetics

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy For Leukemia

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced what the agency calls a "historic action" — the first approval of a cell-based gene therapy in the United States.<p>The FDA approved Kymriah, which scientists refer to as a "living drug" because it involves using genetically modified immune cells …

The 2017 Nobel Prize winners in medicine, physics, chemistry, peace, economics, and literature

• The Nobel prize was created to make people forget its inventor’s past<br>• Why is there no Nobel Prize in technology?<br>• Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nobel Prize is a victory for literary weirdness <br>• In defense of the Nobel Prize<br>• The Nobel Prize committee explains why women win so few prizes

Nobel Prize

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 …

Gunpowder: BBC defends gory new Game of Thrones-style drama after viewers left 'traumatised'

Gory new primetime drama <i>Gunpowder</i> has been defended by the BBC after viewers were left shaken.<p>The broadcaster's new drama shocked audiences with …

Anti-aging stem cell treatment proves successful in early human trials

The results of two human clinical trials into a stem cell therapy that can reverse symptoms of age-associated frailty have been published, and the …

Anti-aging

Taran Killam Continues Sharing His Disappointment Over Trump Hosting ‘SNL’ With ‘Conan’

While it is has been made clear that the folks behind the scenes at <i>SNL</i> weren’t very excited for Donald Trump as host, Taran Killam has likely been the most outspoken since he departed the show. Killam played Trump on <i>SNL</i> before Darrell Hammond made a quick return and Alec Baldwin took over at the …

Neymar talk overshadows start of new French Ligue 1 season

After a summer dominated by talk of Neymar's possible arrival and the potential departure of Kylian Mbappe, the new French season begins this weekend …

Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Gunners stars 'convinced' Alexis Sanchez wants move away

Arsenal players are 'convinced' Alexis Sanchez wants to force a move away from the Emirates this summer.<p>That is according to the <i>Daily Mail,</i> who say …

Mozilla's new tool lets you send self-destructing 1GB files for free

Part of Mozilla’s work in building the open-source Firefox browser involves trialing new features be<p>The folks at Mozilla, who are behind Firefox, are testing a bunch of new tools and features for the popular open-source browser. That includes Send, a free cross-browser web app for sharing …

UK economy is about to surge back to life, says leading forecaster

Economic thinktank NIESR predicts boom in exports and higher wages will lead to GDP growth of nearly 2% and interest rate rise<p>Britain’s economy will surge back to life in the next six months following its slow start this year, a leading forecaster has predicted, prompting the Bank of England to …

Rolls Royce boss Warren East's takeoff puts chief executive pay rows into perspective

Rolls Royce boss Warren East has endured something of a rollercoaster ride since taking control of the British engineer two years ago, and so have …

President Trump Is Considering Measures Against China's Trade Practices

U.S. President Donald Trump is close to a decision on how to respond to what he considers China’s unfair trade practices, a senior Trump …

Germany's car bosses bid to head off diesel ban with software patch

Bosses of Germany's powerful car industry and top politicians meet Wednesday on the fate of diesel engines, as the sector faces an existential threat …

The surprise location of North Korea's latest missile test is making the US and China nervous

When North Korea launched its second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) last week, of immediate concern was how far the missile traveled, and where it could have reached had it been sent on a lower trajectory (most of the US, as it turns out). But the launch location mattered, too.<p>In a …

Senate votes to confirm eight Pentagon political appointees

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm eight of President Donald Trump's picks to help lead the Department of Defense, more than doubling the number of his administration's political appointees at the Pentagon.<p>The list of eight confirmations included Richard Spencer to be Secretary …

A lawmaker’s abuse of her secretary has Japan talking non-stop about “pawa hara”

A recording of a female lawmaker allegedly hurling verbal and physical abuse at her secretary has been rekindling attention over the issue of power harassment in the workplace—rendered as <i>pawa-hara—</i>in <i></i>Japan.<p>The matter came to light after a magazine published a recording earlier this summer …

Japan

Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest

<b>(CNN) —</b> The winners of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year have been announced. And, as always, the photographs are spectacular.<p>Sergio Tapiro Velasco of Mexico was awarded the prestigious grand prize for his awe-inspiring image of the moment an erupting volcano was hit by a …

Scientists Just Revealed a Hidden Secret About The Sun's Inner Core

The beginning of new solar physics.<p>The innermost region of the Sun is hidden from our eyes, and it looks like this stealth has enabled the core to …

Bill Cosby Officially Loses Another Lawyer As Retrial For 2004 Rape Nears

As Deadline reported several weeks ago, Bill Cosby has lost yet another lawyer as Brian McMonagle today made official his desire to depart the …

Is the British Gas price hike a sign that the market requires government intervention?

Is the British Gas price hike a sign that the market requires government intervention?<p>Greg Jackson, chief executive of challenger energy firm Octopus …