The discovery of the gene-editing technology CRISPR came, in part, from Jennifer Doudna, a biochemist at the University of California, Berkeley. “It’s very profound,” she told NBC News. “It means that we can control human evolution now.”
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Fraser Corsan wants to go faster than a Ferrari F50 and higher than Mount Everest—with nothing but his own two wings to carry him. Corsan is a wingsuit pilot. He wants to break four of the world wingsuit records.
Coral bleaching is the biggest threat to the Great Barrier Reef. But it’s too early for obituaries.