In a new paper published in the journal Science on Thursday, researchers suggest that the best way to protect genetic information might be for all Americans to deposit their data in a universal, nationwide DNA database. The paper is being published by researchers from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Center for Genetic Privacy and Identity in Community Settings, a major center for the study of genetic privacy.
These select Scientists - from Vanderbilt University out of all places - are basically suggesting that a national database of everyone's DNA would be much easier to regulate and with that being the case, would lead to greater privacy. Is anyone really buying that concept? Who would regulate this? Of course, the Government would. What could ever go wrong with that? With that said, isn't the 2019 Economist Cover that we just showed you in a previous post becoming clearer by the day? Time decodes itself.
Police in the UK are piloting a project that uses artificial intelligence to determine how likely someone is to commit or be a victim of a serious crime. These include crimes involving a gun or knife, as well as modern slavery, New Scientist reported on Monday. The hope is to use this information to detect potential criminals or victims and intervene with counselors or social services before crimes take place.
“As a matter of our policy, we want to end all of those subsidies,” Kudlow said. “And by the way, other subsidies that were imposed during the Obama administration, we are ending, whether it’s for renewables and so forth.”
Federal law enforcement agencies and the Monmouth County, New Jersey Prosecutor's Office cooperated in a widespread dragnet to take down an illicit child pornographic distribution network that results in 15 arrests of several keynotes and influential residents of the community.
Each of the defendants is accused of utilizing social media platforms including popular subgroups and message boards to contact other alleged pedophiles.
The protests have crippled revenues across the country, with some large supermarkets seeing drops as much as 25 percent. Hotel bookings have suffered a similar fate.
Toll-road operators Vinci SA and Eiffage SA meanwhile have seen their share prices decline as they have opened toll booths to let cars pass freely.
Whatever Macron has planned, he better act fast - as there are currently 15,000 angry French Yellow Vests signed up for next Saturday's protests in Paris; three times as many as last weekend, while 104,000 are a "maybe."
Riots in France, Germany, and Belgium are not about dissatisfaction with the rise of Diesel fuel prices. Citizen journalists are bringing to light the real story. People are rioting against Merkel's forced-diversity policies that brought in millions of military aged men from the Middle East and Africa. These policies have spawned a rape epidemic, mass sexual assaults, displacement of the native population, and constant waves of murders. The knife in the back is that Europeans are being taxed to pay free money, free housing, and free healthcare to the same refugees causing all these problems.
Central European University, founded in Hungary after the collapse of the Soviet Union to champion the principles of democracy and free societies, announced on Monday that it was being forced from its campus in Budapest by the increasingly authoritarian government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
The closing of the university, founded by the American billionaire George Soros, came after a nearly two-year struggle with the Orban government, which has quashed dissent and consolidated control over all aspects of Hungarian life. The university will move its United States-accredited degree programs to Vienna in September.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Monday rescheduled a business meeting to consider 26 judicial nominations that are being blocked by Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.
But it wasn't clear Monday that Flake was ready to approve them. Flake has said he would oppose the remaining field of President Trump's nominees until the Senate votes on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by Trump for political reasons.
It was the 19th launch this year for the closely held company, formally called Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Its previous record was 18 missions last year, and the company projects several more launches by the end of the year.
And aerospace industry officials said the Falcon 9 rocket carried the largest number of satellites ever stacked on top a U.S. booster: a cluster of more than five dozen small satellites that were launched into space from central California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base.
The city of Norfolk has agreed to pay $4.9 million to four former sailors who were wrongly convicted of a woman’s rape and murder based on intimidating police interrogations. A copy of the settlement agreement for the “Norfolk Four” was obtained by The Associated Press.
The state also has agreed to pay $3.5 million.
The payments close out a decades-long case that drew widespread attention as the men's innocence claims were backed by dozens of former FBI agents, ex-prosecutors and crime novelist John Grisham.
Just one year has passed since bitcoin enthusiasts forecasted that the cryptocurrency would hit a price of $1 million.
But that was then. With the price of bitcoin BTCUSD, -1.63% having fallen almost 80% from its peak, and now trading well-below the support level of $6,000, everyone is wondering where it goes from here.
After publishers sued Sci-Hub, Russian ISPs are now preventing users from accessing the valuable scientific data repository and paywall killer.
Created back in 2011, Sci-Hub is largely the brain child of one woman: scientific researcher and hacker Alexandra Elbakyan.
Operating as a sort of web scraper, Sci-Hub is effectively a script that downloads HTML and PDF pages from the Web—including data hidden by paywalls. Providing access to more than 48 million scholarly research articles obviously hasn’t pleased traditional publishers, who profit from keeping such tight access restrictions intact.
Tumblr will permanently ban adult content from its platform on December 17th in a move that will eradicate porn-related communities on the platform and fundamentally alter how the service is used. The ban includes explicit sexual content and nudity with a few exceptions, the company tells The Verge.
[...] Banned content includes photos, videos, and GIFs of human genitalia, female-presenting nipples, and any media involving sex acts, including illustrations. The exceptions include nude classical statues and political protests that feature nudity. The new guidelines exclude text, so erotica remains permitted. Illustrations and art that feature nudity are still okay — so long as sex acts aren’t depicted — and so are breastfeeding and after-birth photos.
Jiankui’s whereabouts remain unknown but former employer says reports he is being held are ‘not accurate right now’
The scientist has been branded in some quarters as “China’s Frankenstein” after he released a YouTube video last week in which he claimed that gene-edited twins had been born in China.
After more than a year of litigation, the University of California, Berkeley, has settled a lawsuit with the Young Americas Foundation and the UC Berkeley College Republicans.
Campus conservatives accused the university of bias in the process of bringing high-profile speakers to campus. The original lawsuit revolved around the cancellation of an event with Ann Coulter. An amended version of the lawsuit included roadblocks initiated by the university for an event with Ben Shapiro.