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Mar 29, 2020

BEYOND LOCAL: New DNA test that reveals ‘true age’ has promise, but ethical pitfalls

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Epigenetic clocks are a fascinating new technology, but some potential applications are controversial.

Mar 29, 2020

Protecting Ourselves from the Next Pandemic

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The potential power of 21st-century vaccines.

Mar 29, 2020

Comet Atlas could be the brightest comet in decades

Posted by in category: space

C omet Atlas is racing toward the inner solar system, and it could become the brightest comet seen in the night sky in over two decades. The comet, discovered by an observatory designed to protect Earth from asteroids, may even be visible during the day just two months from now.

Also known as C/2019 Y4, this comet was discovered by astronomers at the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) in Hawaii in December 2019. At the time, the comet was exceedingly dim — but the comet became 4,000 times brighter in just a month. This increase is far greater than astronomers predicted, and could potentially signal the comet may soon be exceptionally bright.

Mar 29, 2020

Coronavirus survivors’ blood plasma could be used to fight infection

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Patients, carers and NHS staff could receive experimental antibody treatment.

Mar 29, 2020

Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus, Too

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The decision by the school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr., to partly reopen his evangelical university enraged residents of Lynchburg, Va. Then students started getting sick.

Mar 29, 2020

China develops nanomaterial to combat coronavirus: Report

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

Beijing, March 29 (IANS) A team of Chinese scientists has reportedly developed a novel way to combat the new coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease which has killed over 32,000 people globally.

According to Global Times, the new weapon is not a drug or a compound but some nanomaterial.

“Chinese scientists have developed a new weapon to combat the #coronavirus,” the news portal tweeted on Sunday.

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Mar 29, 2020

5G Bill Signed Into Law While Everyone Is Distracted

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, internet, law

This is an excerpt of The Daily Wrap Up 3/25.

Full Episode Can Be Seen Here:

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Mar 29, 2020

Map shows how eight strains of coronavirus raced around the world

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Scientists around the world are tracking at least eight strains of coronavirus around the world, using genetic detective work to show how the virus spreads.

Researchers say the virus appears to mutate very slowly, with only tiny differences between the different strains, and that none of the strains of the virus is more deadly than another.

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Mar 29, 2020

In Somalia, coronavirus goes from fairy tale to nightmare

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At first, the coronavirus was just a fairy tale, a rumor along the dusty lanes of the displaced persons’ camp that Habiba Ali calls home.

It seemed fantastical: an illness sweeping the world far beyond Somalia’s borders, killing thousands of people and sending some of the richest countries into panic.

Then Somalia’s first virus case was announced on March 16, and one of the world’s most fragile nations staggered even more. Nearly three decades of conflict, extremist attacks, drought, disease and a devastating outbreak of locusts have taken a vast toll.

Mar 29, 2020

Chuck Norris Warns of Rebellion, Martial Law if America’s COVID Strategy Doesn’t Change

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, law

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“And if even the smallest transgression of confinement restrictions ends up being a misdemeanor, how will officials handle tens of millions of them?”

Norris pointed out that if police are expected to enforce the curfews, they too could become stricken with coronavirus.

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