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
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By Bay Area News Group and Andre Mouchard | PUBLISHED: October 16, 2018 at 11:00 am | UPDATED: October 17, 2018 at 4:04 am On Nov. 6, voters will weigh 11 state ballot propositions that, on their face, sound no more or less crazy than usual for a California ballot. There is a high-profile fight over the gas tax and four (!) propositions about housing. Other major proposals would put money toward water conservation and hospital construction. But, as ever, 2018 also will include propositions that seem aimed at narrower audiences. Political buffets like this are nothing new in California. Since 1912, when the state first began to allow initiatives, voters have weighed 1,253 propositions, including 420 launched by fellow Californians. Click here for a complete list of our election recommendations. Here’s a non-partisan look at the propositions up for consideration Nov. 6. (Note: There was a Prop 9, which addressed the question of splitting California into three states, but the … [Read more...] about California voter guide: 11 November ballot propositions explained
DeAsia Paige Detroit Free Press Published 7:01 p.m. UTC Aug 2, 2018 Outside of the baby showers, gender reveal parties and other events dedicated to the introduction of new life, there's a dark side to pregnancy. And for black mothers in Detroit, it's a matter of life or death, said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, a director of the Detroit Health Department. “Thirteen out of every thousand babies born in city of Detroit die before their first birthday, and that’s almost twice the rate in the rest of the state of Michigan," Khaldun said. In 2016, the infant mortality rate in the United States was 5.9 deaths per 1,000 live births, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which listed the 2016 infant mortality rate in Michigan as 6.4 deaths per 1,000 live births. The Detroit Health Department wants to create a new reality for pregnant moms in Detroit through by providing social support and clinical services. Almost a year after … [Read more...] about Detroit babies dying at alarming rate: Can this help?
Stock photo of a CT scanner. Photo: NNUH The medical breakthroughs that have taken place over the past 70 years could scarcely have been believed when the NHS was created in 1948. Here are some of the drugs and other scientific advances that have changed the face of medicine and saved millions of lives in the process during the lifetime of the health service. - Antibiotics Penicillin was discovered by Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming in 1928 and further antibiotic discoveries were made in the 1940s. But the medical application and further development of antibiotics really took off in the 1960s, resulting in dramatic declines in death rates and serious ill-health arising from infection. Before penicillin, a simple cut could lead to a fatal infection. But half a century later, the new danger is that infections are developing resistance to antibiotics. England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, has warned that if antibiotics lose their effectiveness it will … [Read more...] about NHS70: Key medical breakthroughs since the NHS was founded
The Detroit News Published 10:23 p.m. UTC Jun 25, 2018 The Detroit News promptly corrects factual errors or clarifies misleading information. Please let us know if you think we may have published incorrect or misleading information. Call us at (800) 678-4115. Fax us at (313) 496-5400. E-mail us at [email protected] Please indicate whether you're responding to content online or in the newspaper. The following corrections and clarifications have been published: JUNE News: State Sen. Patrick Colbeck proposed additional court cases be added to a social studies section on “domestic conflicts and tensions.” He did not advocate striking references to Roe vs. Wade and Miranda, as reported in a June 19 story. Business: A quote by Bill Ford Jr. in a June 18 story should have said, "It's where the future will be built. We're going to have a corridor of mobility. The train station will be a spectacular building. It will be open to the public. One thing I … [Read more...] about Corrections & Clarifications