Gene editing to make heritable changes in human DNA isn’t yet safe and effective enough to make gene-edited babies, an international scientific commission says. But in a Sept. 3 report, the group laid out a road map for rolling out heritable gene editing should society decide that kind of DNA alteration is acceptable. The International…

Read more Strict new guidelines lay out a path to heritable human gene editing

A 425-million-year-old fossil millipede from Scotland is the oldest-known ‘bug’ (an insect, arachnid or other related creature), according to new research published in the journal Historical Biology. Kampecaris obanensis. Image credit: British Geological Survey. Kampecaris obanensis. Image credit: British Geological Survey. Named Kampecaris obanensis, the prehistoric millipede lived during the Silurian period, about 425 million…

Read more Paleontologists Find World’s Oldest Fossil Bug

Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have detected pulsation patterns in the so-called Delta Scuti stars, a large group of pulsating stars of intermediate mass. The discovery will revolutionize astronomers’ ability to study details like the ages, sizes and compositions of these stars. Delta Scuti stars are young pulsating stars with masses between…

Read more TESS Detects Elusive Pulsation Patterns in Delta Scuti Stars

ACEIs and ARBs are highly recommended medications for patients with cardiovascular diseases, such as refractory hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and post-myocardial infarction status. They are also recommended for the management of cardiovascular diseases in elderly patients, and in patients with diabetes and renal insufficiency. “ACEIs and ARBs are highly recommended medications for patients…

Read more Patients who Take ACEIs and ARBs May Be at Increased Risk of Severe COVID-19


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