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Opinion: Science must not get ahead of the public as gene editing becomes real

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Project Syndicate) — The discovery of a powerful new tool capable of addressing health and environmental problems as diverse as …

Genetics

11 Crazy Gene-Hacking Things We Can Do with CRISPR

New gene-editing technologies are revolutionizing biology by giving scientists the tools to dramatically alter organisms' DNA and resulting physical traits. What will we do with this new power? And what have we already done?<p>CRISPR/Cas9 is a futuristic gene-editing technology that is either the key …

Scientists create first monkeys with autism gene in hope of breakthrough

Researchers hope that genetically creating monkeys with a gene linked to autism will give them a better understanding of the disorder<p>Genetically engineered monkeys with a human autism gene could help researchers learn more about the disorder, a controversial study has claimed.<p>Scientists in China …

Autism

Can we prove that God exists? Richard Dawkins and the limits of faith and atheism

<b>God, Santa Claus (Wikimedia/Milles Studio via Shutterstock)</b><p>Atheists sometimes argue the case against God is the same as the case against Santa Claus. Let’s test the logic<p>Gary Gutting<p>November 29, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “What Philosophy Can Do”<p>Our first concern will be Richard Dawkins’s …

GOP’s hell-bent on tearing us apart: A decades-long strategy to win by divisiveness now leads to President Donald Trump

<b>(AP/Charles Tasnadi/Reuters/Joshua Roberts)</b><p>GOP’s Southern strategy has won elections for 50 years. It’s also fragmented America and destroyed our politics<p>Heather Cox Richardson<p>November 29, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>Republican candidates for the presidential nomination claim that Democrats kill babies and …

The Most Ambitious Effort Yet To Abolish The Death Penalty Is Already Happening

Derided this spring as “guerrilla warfare” by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the death penalty abolition movement is coming out into the open. The 8th Amendment Project’s leaders talk with BuzzFeed News about why — and how they plan to win.<p>Henderson Hill and Rob Smith are the odd couple …

Plouffe: Not wise to underestimate Carson or Trump

The Acela corridor should not underestimate Ben Carson or Donald Trump as serious Republican presidential contenders, former Obama strategist David Plouffe warned Wednesday.<p>Plouffe, who managed then-Sen. Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he does not follow …

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Inside the political education of Paul Ryan

How the Wisconsin congressman went from no-chance to next speaker of the House.<p>Paul Ryan’s first inclination was to jam them.<p>He was so wary of the modern speakership — and the political climate in the House — that Ryan said he wouldn’t run for the chamber’s top job unless he could exact a number of …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Reviews for the new Apple TV are out.</b> Reviews are generally positive and make it sound like a good all-round streaming device.<p><b>2. Lab-testing startup Theranos is reportedly preparing to shuffle its board of directors.</b> That news comes as the startup is under fire over how much of its own …

Paul Ryan elected House speaker

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rep. Paul Ryan was officially elected as the 54th speaker of the House after he got the votes of 236 members by the full House of Representatives.<p>The vote was largely a formality after House Republicans nominated him for the position on Wednesday.<p>But even some conservatives who …

Gun Krazy Kansas and More Fun Stuff

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback was one day late for his April Fool's gag. But I guess he thought he could get one in anyway. It's a killer. On April 2, 2015 Brownback signed a thigh-slapping piece of gun legislation.<p>Simply stated, the Personal and Family Protection Act allows anyone in Kansas over the …

Trey Gowdy Benghazi hearing with Hillary Clinton transcript (full text)

<b>Trey Gowdy's opening statement before the House Benghazi panel:</b><p>Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods served our country with courage and with honor. They were killed under circumstances most of us could never imagine. Under cover of darkness, terrorists poured through the front …

Elijah Cummings Benghazi Hillary Clinton hearing transcript (full text)

<b>Rep. Elijah Cummings' full opening statements at the House Benghazi panel, delivered by Cummings' office:</b><p>Secretary Clinton, thank you very much for being here today to testify before Congress on this issue—now for the third time.<p>This week, our Chairman, Mr. Gowdy, was interviewed for a lengthy …

Carson surges past Trump in Iowa poll

Ben Carson has surged past Donald Trump in Iowa, according to a Quinnipiac University poll of likely Republican caucus participants out Thursday.<p>The retired neurosurgeon leads the Republican field with 28 percent, while Trump has fallen behind with 20 percent. A September survey had Trump at 27 …