Hear ye, hear ye, royal baby watchers!Buckingham Palace just released a statement to the media about the forthcoming arrival of Baby Sussex, and it seems Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are hoping to keep a low profile during the birth of their first child.The “operational note” states that, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby.” This most likely references the Global Sussex Baby Shower and @SussexRoyal Instagram posts about the specific charities they’d like well-wishers to make donations to in lieu of sending baby gifts.Related: Meghan and her baby bump 74 PHOTOS Duchess Meghan's baby bump See Gallery Duchess Meghan's baby bump RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 25: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with … [Read more...] about There’s a major clue about Meghan’s due date hidden in Kensington Palace’s announcement
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Marilynn Marchione and Christina Larson, Associated Press Updated 6:55 am PST, Sunday, December 2, 2018 In this Oct. 10, 2018, photo, scientist He Jiankui speaks during an interview in Shenzhen in southern China's Guandong province. China's government on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, ordered a halt to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies. less In this Oct. 10, 2018, photo, scientist He Jiankui speaks during an interview in Shenzhen in southern China's Guandong province. China's government on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, ordered a halt to work by a ... more Photo: Mark Schiefelbein, AP Photo: Mark Schiefelbein, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 In this Oct. 10, 2018, photo, scientist He Jiankui speaks during an interview … [Read more...] about Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies work?
A Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically edited babies has defended his work. Speaking at a genome summit in Hong Kong, He Jiankui said he was "proud" of altering the genes of twin girls so they could not contract HIV. His work, which he announced earlier this week, has not been verified. Many scientists have condemned his announcement. Such gene-editing work is banned in most countries, including China. Professor He's university - the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen - said it was unaware of the research project and would launch an investigation. It said Mr He had been on unpaid leave since February. Prof He confirmed the university was not aware, adding he had funded the experiment by himself. What has the scientist claimed? Prof He announced earlier this week that he had altered the DNA of embryos - twin girls - to prevent them from contracting HIV. On Wednesday, he spoke at the Human Genome Editing Summit at the … [Read more...] about He Jiankui defends ‘world’s first gene-edited babies’
Lauran Neergaard and Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press Updated 2:39 pm PST, Monday, November 26, 2018 In this Oct. 9, 2018 photo, Zhou Xiaoqin, left, loads Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA molecules into a fine glass pipette as Qin Jinzhou watches at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province. Chinese scientist He Jiankui claims he helped make world's first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered. He revealed it Monday, Nov. 26, in Hong Kong to one of the organizers of an international conference on gene editing. less In this Oct. 9, 2018 photo, Zhou Xiaoqin, left, loads Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA molecules into a fine glass pipette as Qin Jinzhou watches at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province. ... more Photo: Mark Schiefelbein, AP … [Read more...] about Q&A on scientist’s bombshell claim of gene-edited babies
NEW ORLEANS • This city wears many masks, and her countenance can depend greatly on what you seek.But whether you’re a tourist in town for Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest, a beignet at Cafe du Monde or a bachelorette barf on Bourbon Street, be prepared to perspire. Especially if you’re visiting from the arid aeries of Colorado.As writer Tom Robbins put it, “Louisiana in September is like an obscene phone call from nature.”Even on the cusp of fall, a midday cemetery and voodoo tour in one of America’s “most haunted” municipalities had me hoping for an encounter with one of those ghostly cold spots.That trickle running down my spine wasn’t just from heat and humidity, however.It is said that little separates the living and the dead in this city, founded 300 years ago by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville at the behest of the Mississippi Co. The spooky motto holds true throughout much of the Big Easy (and you’ll have no trouble finding … [Read more...] about New Orleans: In search of shade(s) in a America’s “most haunted” city