Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is a World Journalism Institute graduate. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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Marriott data breach affects up to 500 million

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/30/18, 11:16 am

Marriott on Friday announced a massive data breach that compromised the information of as many as 500 million guests at its Starwood hotels. The company said that it discovered unauthorized access within its Starwood reservation network, which includes Sheraton, Westin, and other hotel brands, has been occurring since 2014. Some guests’ credit card numbers and expiration dates could have been taken, according to the company.

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China orders stop to human gene editing work

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/29/18, 11:35 am

The Chinese government on Thursday ordered researcher He Jiankui of Shenzhen to halt his experiments after he told a scientific conference in Hong Kong the day before that he altered the DNA of embryos that resulted in the birth of twin girls earlier this month, with another potential pregnancy with an altered embryo underway. His experiments alarm scientists around the world who say it is unsafe and unethical.

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Chinese scientist condemned for gene editing human embryos

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/28/18, 01:15 pm

A Chinese researcher continues to alarm the scientific and bioethics community with claims of being the first in the world to use gene editing in human embryos. He Jiankui of Shenzhen said he used the CRISPR gene-editing tool to alter the DNA of twin girls, born earlier this month, to be resistant to HIV.

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