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In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults
Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient’s DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men. 
The advance, described online in the journal Cell Stem Cell, is the first time researchers have achieved “therapeutic cloning” of adults. Technically called somatic-cell nuclear transfer, therapeutic cloning means producing embryonic cells genetically identical to a donor, usually for the purpose of using those cells to treat disease.
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In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults

Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient’s DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.

The advance, described online in the journal Cell Stem Cell, is the first time researchers have achieved “therapeutic cloning” of adults. Technically called somatic-cell nuclear transfer, therapeutic cloning means producing embryonic cells genetically identical to a donor, usually for the purpose of using those cells to treat disease.

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Unexplained Intergalactic Radio Bursts Confirmed At Aricebo
George Dvorsky, io9.com
Back in 2011 and 2012, astronomers working at an Australian observatory picked up a series of fleeting but powerful radio signals. These signals have never been detected elsewhere, casting doubts on their origin. But now, new observations from the…

Unexplained Intergalactic Radio Bursts Confirmed At Aricebo
George Dvorsky, io9.com

Back in 2011 and 2012, astronomers working at an Australian observatory picked up a series of fleeting but powerful radio signals. These signals have never been detected elsewhere, casting doubts on their origin. But now, new observations from the…

Motherhood isn’t the “world’s toughest job”
Mary Elizabeth Williams, salon.com
An ad goes viral — and is an insult to both men and womenWhen Boston agency Mullen post­ed a list­ing for what sound­ed like the world’s worst job, 24 intre­pid job seek­ers stepped up and applied. The full-time, “24/7 on call and pro…

Motherhood isn’t the “world’s toughest job”
Mary Elizabeth Williams, salon.com

An ad goes viral — and is an insult to both men and women

When Boston agency Mullen post­ed a list­ing for what sound­ed like the world’s worst job, 24 intre­pid job seek­ers stepped up and applied. The full-time, “24/7 on call and pro…

Woman wins competition, clones her dogcnet.com
If your lover left you and you still pined painful­ly, would you have them cloned?This cheery view of the near future slaps my face as I con­sid­er the news that a woman has cloned her dachs­hund.As the Mir­ror reports, 29-year-old Brit…

Woman wins competition, clones her dog
cnet.com

If your lover left you and you still pined painful­ly, would you have them cloned?

This cheery view of the near future slaps my face as I con­sid­er the news that a woman has cloned her dachs­hund.

As the Mir­ror reports, 29-year-old Brit…

Hobby Lobby Invested In Numerous Abortion And Contraception Products While Claiming Religious Objection
Rick Ungar, forbes.com
In what just may be the most stun­ning exam­ple of hypocrisy in my life­time, Moth­er Jones has uncov­ered numer­ous invest­ments on the part of Hobby Lobby’s retire­ment fund in a wide vari­ety of com­pa­nies pro­duc­ing abor­tion and…

Hobby Lobby Invested In Numerous Abortion And Contraception Products While Claiming Religious Objection
Rick Ungar, forbes.com

In what just may be the most stun­ning exam­ple of hypocrisy in my life­time, Moth­er Jones has uncov­ered numer­ous invest­ments on the part of Hobby Lobby’s retire­ment fund in a wide vari­ety of com­pa­nies pro­duc­ing abor­tion and…

Bitcoin looks like the worst investment in the world this year
Matt Phillips, qz.com
You’d have to hunt pret­ty hard to find a worse invest­ment over the last three months than bit­coin.The elec­tron­ic cur­ren­cy is down 38% against the US dol­lar since Dec. 31, mak­ing it one of the worst assets that we keep an eye on here at…

Bitcoin looks like the worst investment in the world this year
Matt Phillips, qz.com

You’d have to hunt pret­ty hard to find a worse invest­ment over the last three months than bit­coin.

The elec­tron­ic cur­ren­cy is down 38% against the US dol­lar since Dec. 31, mak­ing it one of the worst assets that we keep an eye on here at…

The real reason Bitcoin is doomed
By Christopher Matthews, cnn.com
It’s been a busy cou­ple of weeks for bit­coin enthu­si­asts, first as they dealt with the volatil­i­ty brought on by the implo­sion of the world’s largest bit­coin exchange, then as Newsweek fin­gered a 64-year-old Cal­i­for­nia man named…

The real reason Bitcoin is doomed
By Christopher Matthews, cnn.com

It’s been a busy cou­ple of weeks for bit­coin enthu­si­asts, first as they dealt with the volatil­i­ty brought on by the implo­sion of the world’s largest bit­coin exchange, then as Newsweek fin­gered a 64-year-old Cal­i­for­nia man named…