We are now able to edit DNA – But what are the implications?

The animation in the following video depicts the CRISPR-Cas9 method for genome editing – a powerful new technology with many applications in biomedical research, including the potential to treat human genetic disease.This is yet another indication that “DNA is software” – not metaphorically behaving “like” software but literally and objectively the same form of “being.

What you need to know about Obama’s executive order on gun control

As promised, President Obama issued a series of “New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer,” according to the fact sheet published on the White House website on Tuesday.In order to address what has become known in many states as the “gun show loophole” — whereby purchasing a firearm from a vendor at a gun show had far less restrictions on background checks, licensing, and waiting periods — the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm…