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US Intelligence: Genetic engineering becomes a weapon of mass destruction

US Intelligence: Genetic engineering becomes a weapon of mass destruction

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James Clapper, Director of the US National intelligence claimed that genome editing with the help of the CRISPR technology is equal to the weapon of mass destruction, under the annual report of global threats. REX Photo New genetic technologies of genome editing allow to carry out some changes in the cells at the DNA level.…
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Childhood obesity: A Global pandemic

Childhood obesity: A Global pandemic

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The number of overweight children under five years of age is set to almost double from 42 million to 70 million worldwide, which is a ticking global pandemic. The United Nations Organization blames the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages and asks governments to reverse the trend. AP Photo 1990 - 31 million overweight under-5s.…
WISH announces behavioural insights forum and report for 2016 conference

WISH announces behavioural insights forum and report for 2016 conference

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The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), a global initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), announced that a 'Behavioural Insights' Forum will be held during its 2016 conference on the 29th and 30th November in Doha, Qatar. The Behavioural Insights Forum will present groundbreaking, evidence-based research showing how citizen's health can be maintained…
Shortsightedness takes form of global epidemic

Shortsightedness takes form of global epidemic

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Myopia, or nearsightedness has been conquering the world during the recent decades. Nowadays, it is not only adults, but also children of preschool age who experience problems with visual discrimination of distant objects, "blurred" eyesight and eye diseases. Source: REX Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley believe that myopia has been taking the…