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Patient Receives World's Second Ever CRISPR Gene Therapy

CRISPR has been used to treat beta thalassemia, the first time a gene-editing treatment has been used in the West.February 28, 2019For the first time in the West, CRISPR has been used to treat human patients using gene-editing therapy.First Western Treatment Using CRISPRSwitzerland-based CRISPR Therapeutics and Massachusetts-based Vertex have announced progress on the use of the revolutionary gene-editing technology as a treatment for a blood disorder, the first time such a treatment has been used by a western medical clinic.
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Troposcatter communications & propagation

Tropospheric propagation tutorial includes:Tropospheric propagationTroposcatter communicationsOne useful form of radio communications technology for applications where path lengths of around 800 km are needed is known as tropospheric scatter or troposcatter. It is a reliable form of radio communications link that can be used regardless of the prevailing tropospheric conditions.
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Tesla's Vice President of Engineering, Steve MacManus, Has Left the Company

In the middle of the end-of-quarter rush to create more Tesla cars, the VP of Engineering has up and left Tesla.July 02, 2019The Vice-President of interior and exterior engineering of Tesla cars, Steve MacManus, has left the American electric automotive company.RELATED: TESLA UNVEILS ITS ELECTRIC SUV CROSSOVER VEHICLE, THE TESLA MODEL YLittle to nothing has officially been disclosed, but one thing is clear, Steve MacManus no longer works at Tesla.
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Initial Study Has Found Frozen Sperm Can Survive Space

Researchers have found that sperm retains its viability in microgravity, opening up the possibility of creating space sperm banks.June 24, 2019A new preliminary study has found that microgravity appears to have little or no effect on the viability of human sperm. This is not only interesting but also shows that it should be possible to transport and store male gametes in space.
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FET Datasheet Specifications & Parameters

FET, Field Effect Transistor, Tutorial Includes:FET basicsFET specsJFETMOSFETDual gate MOSFETPower MOSFETMESFET / GaAs FETHEMT & PHEMTFinFET technologyFET datasheets contain a host of different parameters and specifications which define the performance of the particular FET type.When developing a new circuit or replacing an existing FET it is important to understand the different parameters and specifications that appear in the datasheets so that the correct device can be chosen and used.
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Giant R2-D2 Structure is an Overhauled German Observatory

Last year the Zweibr├╝cken Observatory in Germany was overhauled into a huge replica of R2-D2.October 21, 2019There are Star Wars fans and then there are super Star Wars fans.Professor Hubert Zitt at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany clearly lands in the latter camp. Last year he and a small team he enlisted including Horst Helle, his father-in-law, Klaus Ruffing, the German painter and student volunteers overhauled the Zweibr├╝cken Observatory into a huge version of R2-D2, the beloved droid from the smash-hit movies.
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