Gene Editing, Afghanistan and Former Revolutionaries
Know This: A group of leading international scientists has publicly declared that genetically editing human embryos — as a Chinese researcher claims he did this year — is irresponsible. At least 40 people have been killed in Afghanistan since early Wednesday in clashes between government troops and the Taliban. And China says it’s hoping for “positive results” during trade talks with the U.S. at the G-20 summit this week.
Listen to This: Following a 2016 peace deal with the Colombian government, ex-FARC rebels are finding new ways to stay employed — including, among other things, turning their former camps into tourist attractions.
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