BEIJING (AP) ‐ Three researchers involved in the births of genetically edited babies have been convicted and sentenced for practicing medicine illegally, Chinese state media said Monday.
The report by Xinhua news agency said lead researcher He Jiankui was sentenced to three years and fined 3 million yuan ($430,000).
Two other people received lesser sentences and fines. Zhang Renli was sentenced to two years in prison and fined 1 million yuan. Qin Jinzhou received an 18-month sentence, but with a two-year reprieve, and a 500,000 yuan fine.
He, the lead researcher, shocked the scientific world when he announced in November 2018 that he had helped make the the world’s first genetically edited babies, twin girls born in the same month. He discussed the work in exclusive interviews with the AP.
The announcement sparked a global debate over the ethics of gene editing. He said he he had used a tool called CRISPR to alter a gene in embryos to try to help them resist infection with the AIDS virus.
The twin girls turned out to become potentially super smart somehow. And their brains exhibited supernormal cognitive abilities. Or so they're saying in China. Apparently he wasn't jailed for gene-editing to produce healthier babies; it's because he has unwittingly given them better brains.
[FOXNEWS] An Indiana woman who admitted to injecting fecal matter into her son's IV bag while he was undergoing cancer treatment was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday.
Tiffany Alberts, 44, was also ordered to serve five years probation once she serves her sentence, Michael Leffler, a front man with the Marion County Prosecutor's Office, told Fox News. She was convicted in September of neglect and six counts of aggravated battery.
She was acquitted of attempted murder.
The Wolcott, Ind., mother was arrested in November 2016 after she was seen on surveillance video using a syringe to inject a substance into her 15-year-son's IV bag.
Hospital staff became suspicious after the teen developed more health problems.
The teen underwent chemotherapy treatment for leukemia in 2016 at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. He developed blood infections and other ailments, including a fever, vomiting and diarrhea.
Blood tests revealed organisms commonly found in feces. Alberts argued her actions were an attempt to get her son moved to another hospital unit she felt would provide better care.
She initially told police she injected water into the IV bag to "flush the line" because his medicine "burned." Authorities said she later admitted to injecting fecal matter.
Doctors said the infections delayed the teen's treatment for two months, putting his health at risk, the Indianapolis Star reported.
Mom felt neglected at home and wanted attention. Craved it. When her kid was sick, she got that attention and it made her feel *fabulous*. But when her kid started getting treatment, the attention went away. So she took action to make the attention come back.
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Kinda like a troll pretending to be a reasonable commenter, eh Erb?
Every country has their designated cute (or otherwise) animal the lefties can hold up and wring their hands over whenever 'climate change ' & 'global warming' wreak their precious habitat. They no longer even have to bother explicitly mentioning either one, the message has become so ingrained.
[The National Interest] Key point: The fact is that Germany is the linchpin of Europe, and Europe is what keeps Russia in check.
President Trump’s goal of Europe taking more responsibility for its own defense may come crashing to Earth.
Because if Germany’s most advanced fighters can't even fly, then how the U.S. drawback on its European military commitments without undermining the Western security alliance?
The German magazine Spiegel recently revealed that most of the Luftwaffe’s‐the modern German air force’s‐128 Eurofighter Typhoons are not flightworthy.
In fact, only about ten of the aircraft are ready for operations, Spiegel said. This raises doubts about Germany’s ability to meet its NATO defense commitments.
"The problem is complicated," according to Spiegel.
"Put simply, all Eurofighters have a sensor on the wings that detects enemy jets or attacks and warns the pilot. About half a year ago, it was discovered that the pod is no longer properly cooled. Since it is central to the self-protection system and this must be active in all operational flights, the number of operational jets drops.
[Wash Times] President Trump began the holiday break by hosting an Amish delegation in the Oval Office, the first time members of the reclusive community have received that honor.
They might be an odd pairing ‐ the brash and extravagant billionaire president and the humble Amish ‐ but they enjoy a kinship in their Christian faith and work ethic, the Amish visitors told The Washington Times.
"He is a common man just like me and everybody else ‐ very common, very friendly. He called us friends when we walked in there," said Levi Miller, 56, an Amish farmer from Ohio. "It gets people excited that we have somebody in there who is not afraid to talk about Jesus Christ."
[Washington Examiner] Several audience members at Joe Biden's 2020 campaign rally in Milford, New Hampshire, lashed out at the former vice president, calling him a number of insults, including "pervert" and "quid pro Joe."
Biden, 77, was speaking on Sunday night ahead of the state's Feb. 11 Democratic primary, where he is trailing South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, according to RealClearPolitics. A handful of those present interrupted the event on multiple occasions with heckles.
"Quite a start to Biden’s event in Milford, NH ‐ He was quickly interrupted near the top of his remarks by a protestor who called him "creepy" & made false claims about him being a "pervert," tweeted NBC News's Marianna Sotomayor. "Another woman then yelled "quid pro Joe" before another man began to shout about Ukraine."
The Pastor was referring to the Texas state government because in the last legislative session the removal of the prohibition against licensed carrying in churches, synagogues and other houses of worship was passed, and signed into law by Governor Abbott. Of course, former Presidential candidate O’Rourke and future former Presidential candidate Castro bemoaned the shooter’s inability to kill more innocents.
I would expect a Texas minister to be standing over the dead guy's body with a Magnum, barrel still smoking, then blowing the smoke out of the barrel like Bruce Willis at the end of Die Hard when McClane caps Hans Gruber and that guy who looks like Huey Lewis.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.