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Editing human embryos ‘morally permissible’

Image copyright Getty Images Should we or shouldn’t we be allowed to modify human DNA in future children? An inquiry into the ethical issues surrounding genetically altering a human embryo has found there is “no…

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Prehistoric bake-off: Recipe for oldest bread revealed

Image copyright Alexis Pantos Image caption Plant roots were ground to add to the bread Take flour made from wild wheat and barley, mix with the pulverised roots of plants, add water, then bake. According…


The cameras that know if you’re happy – or a threat

Image copyright Affectiva Image caption Affectiva says its algorithms can detect hidden emotions in facial expressions Facial recognition tech is becoming more sophisticated, with some firms claiming it can even read our emotions and detect…


Google’s job hunting service comes to UK

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google says the new service will benefit job hunters and employers Google has secured several of the UK’s largest recruitment services for a local version of its jobs-hunting tool….


AI will create as many jobs as it displaces – report

Image copyright Getty Images Artificial Intelligence (AI) will create as many jobs in the UK as it will displace over the next 20 years, a report has claimed. The analysis by accountancy giant PwC found…


Adenomyosis: Pain ’10 times worse than childbirth’

It’s an illness that few people have heard of, but affects millions of women worldwide. Adenomyosis causes really heavy periods and intense pelvic pain, and it’s very hard to diagnose. For some, a hysterectomy is…


Bowel cancer screening could shed light on other conditions

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Cancerous cells in bowel tissue can lead to symptoms that are picked up by the screening programme Bowel cancer testing could indicate whether people are at risk of…



The day ‘The Myth’ became a reality

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus newcomer ready for the challenge It was the day ‘The Myth’ became reality. ‘CR7 Day’. The day Italian football’s most expensive signing – and one of the top four of all time…



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