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  • Controversial genome editing research is actually in line with previous cautions 800px-NHGRI_researcher_uses_a_pipette_to_remove_DNA_from_a_micro_test_tubeGenome editing, or using biological tools to edit the hereditary information of a cell, has been a controversial subject since the age of gene therapy. It’s proponents tout the potential to rid an organism of genes that could lead to incurable, nasty diseases. However, skeptics urge that gene editing in humans could have unforeseen negative…

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  • Sailing the Seas of Alien Worlds: The fate of oceans on rocky planets alien-seas-imagePresented by Laura Schaefer Searching for life in our galaxy means first finding liquid water. Water is found throughout our Solar System in many different forms, but the Earth, because of its balmy temperatures and unique geology, is the only known planet with sailable seas. Astronomers are searching far and wide for other planets that…