>After 46 years of marriage, 72-year-old Daljinder Kaur finally gave birth to a healthy baby boy in April, after two years of fertility treatment in Haryana. She is one of oldest women to give birth in India. But some medical experts say she is ‘too old’.
>In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), donated eggs and other fertility technologies might have opened up pregnancy... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>“I would borrow, knowing that if the economy crashed, you could make a deal,” Trump told CNBC. If the U.S. borrowed too much and invested its fresh cash in unproductive products, Trump would tell creditors to accept less than what he’d initially agreed to. >Another way to describe this plan:... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Scientists are now contemplating the fabrication of a human genome, meaning they would use chemicals to manufacture all the DNA contained in human chromosomes.
>The prospect is spurring both intrigue and concern in the life sciences community because it might be possible, such as through cloning, to use a synthetic genome to create human beings without biological parents.
>While the project is still in... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>44521 >Dr. Endy, though invited, said he deliberately did not attend the meeting at Harvard because it was not being opened to enough people and was not giving enough thought to the ethical implications of the work.
>George Church, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and an organizer of the proposed project, said there had been a misunderstanding. The project was not aimed at creating people, just cells, and would not be restricted to human genomes, he... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>But by the time the meeting was held, the name had been changed to “HGP-Write: Testing Large Synthetic Genomes in Cells.”
>The project does not yet have funding, Dr. Church said, though various companies and foundations would be invited to contribute, and some have indicated interest. The federal government will also be asked. A spokeswoman for the National Institutes of Health declined to comment, saying the project was in too early a stage.
>Besides Dr. Church, the organizers... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Right now, synthesizing DNA is difficult and error-prone. Existing techniques can reliably make strands that are only about 200 base pairs long, with the base pairs being the chemical units in DNA. A single gene can be hundreds or thousands of base pairs long. To synthesize one of those, multiple 200-unit segments have to be spliced together.
>But the cost and capabilities are rapidly improving. Dr. Endy of Stanford, who is a co-founder of a DNA synthesis company called Gen9, said the cost of synthesizing genes has plummeted from $4 per base pair in 2003 to 3 cents now. But even at that rate, the cost for three billion letters would be $90 million. He said if costs continued to decline at the same pace, that figure could reach $100,000 in 20 years.
>J. Craig Venter, the genetic scientist, synthesized a bacterial genome consisting of about a million base pairs. The synthetic genome was inserted into a cell and took control of that cell. While his first synthetic genome was mainly a copy of an existing genome, Dr. Venter and colleagues this year synthesized a more original bacterial genome, about 500,000 base pairs long.
>Dr. Boeke is leading an international consortium that is synthesizing the genome of yeast, which consists of about 12 million base pairs. The scientists are making changes, such as deleting stretches of DNA that do not have any function, in an attempt to make a more streamlined and stable genome.
>But the human genome is more than 200 times as large as that of yeast and it is not clear if such a synthesis would be feasible. ...
>The documents show that US corporations will be granted unprecedented powers over any new public health or safety regulations to be introduced in future. If any European government does dare to bring in laws to raise social or environmental standards, TTIP will grant US investors the right to sue for loss of profits ... http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/03/world/europe/ttip-greenpeace-leak-trade-deal.html
>In Germany,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>In her mid-30s, Monica Kelsey learned her life began in tragedy. Her mother, at the age of 17, had been attacked, raped and left for dead. In the aftermath of her assault, she decided to have an abortion, still illegal in 1972. But at the underground clinic she had a change of heart, according to Kelsey's autobiography, and continued with her pregnancy. Later, she would abandon her infant when Kelsey was two hours old.
>More than four decades later, Kelsey is now a volunteer firefighter and anti-abortion advocate. She's among those leading the charge to install climate-controlled baby boxes — places for mothers to anonymously deposit their unwanted children — across Indiana, the first of which were placed at the end of April.
>"This is not criminal," Kelsey recently told the AP. "This is legal. We don't want to push women away."
>The boxes work a bit like a cross between a library book drop-off and a people-pod you might find in a Japanese capsule hotel. Padded and kept at comfortable temperature, the small box automatically alerts emergency responders within a minute of a baby being deposited. Kelsey told the IndyStar that the incubator locks after a baby is placed inside, and any baby left in one will be retrieved within five minutes.
>The first receptacle was recently embedded in the brick wall of a fire station in the Indiana town of Woodburn, near the Ohio border. Another box followed in Michigan City. Each box costs between $1,500 and $2,000, according to Kelsey; Indiana's Knights of Columbus will fund the initial batch of 100.
>Baby boxes are legal thanks to so-called safe haven legislation, also known colloquially as Baby Moses laws. In 1999, then-governor of Texas George W. Bush signed the first Baby Moses bill into law, in the wake of 13 dead infants found in Houston trash bins.
>>42944 I like the lady and the sentiment behind the idea, but why boxes? Why can't this be handled in delivery rooms or through midwifes?
I don't think the boxes are child abuse, but I doubt the process is actually anonymous, and I'm sure the person checking the boxes would also be better employed picking up the children from hospitals, homes, and public places.
> An Atlanta-area woman who called for black people to “rise up and shoot every white cop” apologized for her Facebook post Friday.
>Prosecutors charged Ebony Dickens with terroristic threats and inciting a riot after they said she wrote, “I condone black on white killings. Hell they condone crimes against us,” and “death to all white cops nationwide” under her Facebook name Tiffany Milan last April.
>Yet they dropped the rap in exchange for her offering of remorse while... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Graeme Phillip Harris was sentenced Thursday to six months in federal prison and a year of supervised release for helping to hang a noose around the neck of a statue of the University of Mississippi’s first black student.
>An 11-year-old African-American boy is being charged with a hate crime in connection with a fire which was lit on a Jewish school bus in Brooklyn. The bus had been parked in front of the Beth Rivkah Hebrew School for girls when a group of children set fire to it.
>A surveillance tape released by CrownHeights.info found that a approximately seven children had been involved with the arson incident on Sunday. The video shows several children boarding the bus – which had been left open and unattended – with pieces... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
My name is Ted Trapp from Cincinnati, Ohio and I recently commented in an article by "Fusion" magazine regarding a hunger strike at San Francisco State University citing that their cause to build support for the ethnic studies program was a joke. I was met with nothing but blatant liberal bias and slander when I am just a humble guy trying to go to work and drink tequila on weekends.
I was told that I could find support here as well as like minded individuals.
>Prime Minister David Cameron is struggling to convince voters he is telling the truth about why Britain should stay in the European Union and his main "Out" rival Boris Johnson is doing a better job, an opinion poll found.
>Only 21 percent of respondents in the survey carried out by polling firm ComRes agreed that Cameron was more likely to tell the truth about the EU than Johnson while 45 percent said Johnson was more believable than Cameron.
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A while ago I talked to some guy about greece, its debt issues, and the euro. Think it was on /pol/ or /biz/. Pretty much what he said was that getting on the euro was a long term bad decision to avoid a short term disaster. Do you think staying in the EU is similar for the UK?
>>44278 What I really meant was that the hyper sensitive liberal media will get a hold of this and demand a change to the program that has produced the most effective soldiers in history. Men understand the risks when they sign up to go to BUD/s...
>>44279 I'd draw attention less to the risks, that's well understood by all parties, but rather the care post training of those who drop out. Mental health is a major issue regardless of who you are, which this article states quite bluntly.
>Russians "win" from 2012 until now >Russians "winners" piss hot in record numbers >whistle blowers come forward and implicate Russian institutions and government >Russia gets a indefinite ban from doing their own tests and competing >Some now saying it should continue for Rio 2016 >Russia says it is doing better >More... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>44471 The WADA and the FBI cite two recent documentaries as instrumental in overcoming bureaucratic friction and driving forward existing and new investigations. The docs can be found on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHRS612aEbM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu9B-ty9JCY
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko response: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PpEhZsqmdI
The International Olympic Committee has acknowledged the grave charges and deflected blame to The World Anti-Doping Agency, but experts agree WADA is underfunded. In a separate investigation WADA just suspended Kenya's domestic drug testing.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council will ultimately decide if Russian athletes can participate in Rio when they meet next month.
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