As American researchers say they tried to discourage He Jiankui from pursuing what he claims are the world’s first genetically edited babies, the Chinese scientist insists he is proud of his work and revealed that another volunteer is pregnant.
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Basketball is a fast-moving game of improvisation, contact and, ahem, spatio-temporal pattern recognition. Rajiv Maheswaran and his colleagues are analyzing the movements behind the key plays of the game, to help coaches and players combine intuition with new data. Bonus: What they’re learning could help us understand how humans move everywhere. Continue reading
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