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Curbing gene editing

Science | International experts release guidelines for changing human embryos’ DNA
by Julie Borg
Posted 10/22/20, 02:59 pm

Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced he had produced the first gene-edited human babies nearly two years ago. The scientific world has reeled ever since, looking for ways to provide oversight for this controversial sector of science.

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A watery world

Science | Study findings line up with Biblical creation account
by Julie Borg
Posted 10/22/20, 11:49 am

A recent scientific paper challenges widely believed ideas about water on our planet. Although the study by secular scientists assumes a naturalistic beginning to Earth, it nevertheless suggests what the Bible has said all along: Water covered our planet from the very beginning.

Most modern scientists believe the newly formed Earth was dry because the intense heat of the inner solar system would have evaporated any moisture. They hypothesize that comets or asteroids delivered water from the cooler, outer solar system beyond Jupiter long after the rocky Earth came into existence.

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U.S. begins groundbreaking asteroid descent

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/20/20, 06:11 pm

Some 200 million miles from Earth, between Mars and Jupiter, a NASA spacecraft began slowly approaching the surface of Bennu on Tuesday. The Osiris-Rex takes 4½ hours to reach the surface to complete its mission, the United States’ first attempt to gather samples from an asteroid as it careens through space.

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