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Stem Cells for Regenerating Fingers Could Hold Secret for Amputees: Study

Stem cells under neath the nail were found to be responsible for regenerating finger tips and toe tips after amputation, a new study has found.<p>Mayumi …

Stem Cells

Two-year-old girl receives new trachea made from her own stem cells

Doctors announced today that two-and-a-half year old Hannah Warren just became the youngest person in history to receive a bioengineered organ transplant, a new windpipe made of a synthetic scaffold and her own stem cells. The nine-hour long procedure was performed April 9th, at Children's Hospital …

How A Gene For Fair Skin Spread Across India

A study of skin color in the Indian subcontinent shows the complex movements of populations there.<p>Cover Girl, Maybelline, are you listening? A new study of skin color in South Asians finds they have enormous diversity, with a color range that's three times larger than that for East Asians or …

Kim Il-sung ordered doctors to make him live to 120

Outlandish medical treatments that were concocted for the North Korean leader had a limited effect<p>Kim Il-sung, the founder and "Eternal President" of <b>North Korea</b>, ordered his doctors to find a way to make him live to the age of 120, according to his former personal physician.<p>In 1979, Dr Kim So-yeon …

Genetically modified monkeys created with cut-and-paste DNA

Researchers have created genetically modified monkeys with a revolutionary new procedure that enables scientists to cut and paste DNA in living organisms.<p>The macaques are the first primates to have their genetic makeup altered with the powerful technology which many scientists believe will lead to …

China’s freaky new food plan

A number of questions remain about the ethical and practical implications of cloning adult animals but there’s only two China is concerned with: How …

China 'clone factory' scientist eyes human replication

The Chinese scientist behind the world's biggest cloning factory has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, he told AFP, and is only holding …

Send In the Clones: Chief Scientist Says Human Cloning is Coming Soon

What It Is<p>The world’s biggest cloning factory will be able to replicate humans, according to its chief executive, Xu Xiaochun.<p>A commercial animal …

Business Development

UK couple have dead dog cloned in South Korea

Laura Jacques and Richard Remde are first British customers of Sooam Biotech Research Foundation<p>A British couple has flown to South Korea to await the arrival of two puppies due to be born over Christmas after having their dead pet cloned.<p>Laura Jacques and her partner, Richard Remde, from …

I considered cloning myself – but I’m having second thoughts | Stephen Moss

A British couple have paid $100,000 to clone their dog. But however tempting the process might be for a human egoist, it would destroy the point of life: that it ends<p>The first thing to say is that $100,000 is a lot of money. Especially for a dog. OK, two dogs – clones of Laura Jacques and Richard …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This woman believes her sister took advantage of their ailing mother’s last days.<p>5:23 p.m. July 23, 2018<p>It’s 30% more expensive to be middle class …

Dating

Scientists clone Zika virus in step toward vaccine

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Scientists have for the first time cloned the Zika virus, a development that could bring a desperately needed vaccine within closer reach.<p>The mosquito-borne virus -- which can also be sexually transmitted -- has torn through Latin America in recent months, bringing an increase in …

Public Health

Scientists to open MASS-CLONING factory this year to clone cows, pets and HUMANS

GETTYA cloning factory will open in China by the end of the year<p>The ambitious and futuristic facility hopes to be mass-producing one million cows …

Have the Ethical Questions Surrounding Cloning Changed Since Dolly?

Before his 1997 announcement that he’d successfully cloned a sheep named Dolly, Ian Wilmut hired a public relations firm. Wilmut and his colleagues …

A Brave New World Of Human Cloning

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com.</i><p><b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>The Global Affairs column is curated by Stratfor’s editorial board, a diverse group of thinkers whose expertise</i> <i>inspires</i> <i>rigorous and innovative thought. Their opinions are their own and serve to</i> <i>complement and</i> <i>even challenge our</i> …

Facts About Cloning

Cloning is the process of taking genetic information from one living thing and creating identical copies of it. The copied material is called a …

Singapore to Consider Giving Traders Their Lunch Break Back

Singapore stock traders may finally get their lunch break back.<p>Singapore Exchange Ltd., which runs the city’s equity market, is considering …

The Facebook Algorithm Is Watching You

Here’s one way to confuse it.<p>You can tell a lot about a person from how they react to something.<p>That’s why Facebook’s various “Like” buttons are so powerful. Clicking a reaction icon isn’t just a way to register an emotional response, it’s also a way for Facebook to refine its sense of who you are. …

Social Media

The Post-Human World

A conversation about the end of work, individualism, and the human species with the historian Yuval Harari<p>Famine, plague, and war. These have been the three scourges of human history. But today, people in most countries are more likely to die from eating too much rather than too little, more likely …

Singularity

Elon Musk: Humans must merge with machines or become irrelevant in AI age

Billionaire Elon Musk is known for his futuristic ideas and his latest suggestion might just save us from being irrelevant as artificial intelligence …

A NASA Engineer Was Required to Unlock His Phone at the Border

A U.S.-born scientist was detained at the Houston airport until he gave customs agents the passcode to his work-issued device.<p>Everything started to go wrong just after 5 a.m., when Sidd Bikkannavar scanned his passport, placed his hand on a fingerprint reader, and watched as the automated customs …

Privacy

Our Bots, Ourselves

How the descendants of Siri and Alexa could change our daily lives, thoughts, and relationships<p>In the coming decades, artificial intelligence will replace a lot of human jobs, from driving trucks to analyzing X-rays. But it will also work <i>with</i> us, taking over mundane personal tasks and enhancing our …

Artificial Intelligence

This bipedal robot could deliver your packages one day

Bipedal robots have been a tough ask for engineers. Creating a bot that’s steady, self-balancing, and able to adapt to uneven terrain (one of the main advantages of going bipedal in the first place!) is a tough ask. But, as this newly unveiled bot from Agility Robotics proves, we’re getting good at …

Robotics

Scientists made drones that can pollinate plants so bees don’t have to

The humble bee has a lot of responsibility. In addition to producing millions of hundreds of millions of pounds honey every year, they’re also one of the many species of pollinators that help plants reproduce.<p>Bee colonies all over the world, though, are dying out, to the point where bumblebees been …

Robots need 'kill switches', warn Euro MPs

Brussels (AFP) Jan 12, 2017 <br>The unstoppable rise of robots in our everyday lives requires urgent EU rules such as "kill switches", European …

FBI request for Twitter account data may have overstepped legal guidelines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI appeared to go beyond the scope of existing legal guidance in seeking certain kinds of internet records from Twitter (TWTR.N) as recently as last year, legal experts said, citing two warrantless surveillance orders the social media company published on Friday.<p>The …

Surveillance

WikiLeaks Dump Shows CIA Could Turn Smart TVs into Listening Devices

It’s difficult to buy a new TV that doesn’t come with a suite of (generally mediocre) “smart” software, giving your home theater some of the …

Living Rooms

Elon Musk, Bill Gates Warn About Robots Taking Over Jobs, But Study Says People Aren't Worried

Recently, tech leaders including Tesla CEO Elon Musk and billionaire Bill Gates warned about robots taking over jobs. However, a new report shows …

Researchers Created Molecular-Level Nanobots Programmed With DNA

A team of researchers just developed an amoeba-like micro robot that is activated by DNA and has the potential to be used as artificial white blood …

Anything you post can and will be used against you

Everybody's freaking out over the Wikileaks revelations that the Central Intelligence Agency can hack Apple and Android smartphones, major PC …

CIA