Twin Girls Might Be The World’s First Gene-Edited Babies

Chinese researcher He Jiankui of Shenzhen, along with US scientist and bioengineering professor Michael Deem, assisted in making the world’s first gene-edited babies. While this was not announced in a journal or peer reviewed as of yet, Jiankui asserts that he used a tool during the fertilized embryo stage of recently born twin girls. His goal was to offer them the ability to resist HIV infection …

ResearchKit for iPhone Improves Medical Research

Aside from the Apple Watch, ResearchKit may be the most exciting project to have come out of Apple’s recent keynote. The new open-source, iOS software framework is Apple’s answer to the lack of robust, well-rounded sample sizes in medical research. Users will be able to login to the app and take part in tests set up by scientists (like saying “Aaahh” into the microphone or …