Friday, August 04, 2017

Science of the Week: 8/4/17

The most important science news of the week has to deal with a staple of science fiction becoming science fact: genetic engineering of embryos to avoid disease:
 
Early gene-editing success holds promise for preventing inherited diseases

Here are some of the other most interesting science news articles I read this week:

Robotic suit promotes normal walking in stroke patients

Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing

Lab-created mini-brains reveal how growing organ maintains neuronal balance

Making batteries from waste glass bottles

Methane-eating bacteria in lake deep beneath  Antarctic ice sheet may reduce greenhouse gas emissions

NASA finds moon of Saturn has chemical that could form membranes

Scientists watch "artificial atoms" assemble into perfect lattices with many uses

Have a good weekend, everyone, and I'll see you Monday!





3 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I know a stroke survivor who could use that suit.

Pat Dilloway said...

I'm surprised more people aren't screaming about eugenics with that modified embryo. I think being able to eliminate diseases or birth defects is good but there need to be safeguards.

Sandra Almazan said...

Hopefully the suit will be available soon, Alex!

Pat, I agree.

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