Watch what it actually looks like when CRISPR snips a strand of DNA

Watch what it actually looks like when CRISPR snips a strand of DNA

 The CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique is an important concept to know about in these days of biotech advances, but it can be pretty difficult to visualize properly. Is it really like molecular scissors? Where does the DNA go? Is it a big molecule or a small one? Fortunately a group has created a 3D animation of the process that shows it at the molecular level. Read More Read full story

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AT&T Chief On Time Warner: “We Remain Very Confident” In Deal Close

AT&T Chief On Time Warner: “We Remain Very Confident” In Deal Close

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson devoted precious few minutes of the company’s hour-long conference call with analysts to the pending legal battle with the government over the Time Warner acquisition. He noted the trial date of March 19 and reiterated the company’s upbeat view of its chances. “We remain very confident we will complete this merger,” he said. With the Time Warner drama put to the side and not explored in any of the analysts’ questions, the call about the company…Read full story

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Mark Zuckerberg Says People Spent 50 Million Fewer Hours A Day On Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Says People Spent 50 Million Fewer Hours A Day On Facebook

Facebook’s decision to return to its roots, as a place where people connect with one another, came with a toll: less time spent on the social media platform. Changes that emphasize conversations over the consumption of content reduced the amount of time people spent on the platform by 5%, and resulted in people watching fewer viral videos. “In total, we made changes that reduced time spent on Facebook by roughly 50 million hours every day,” Zuckerberg said during today’s…Read full story

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Casting Director Lindsay Chag Found Guilty Of Violating Talent Scam Prevention Act

Casting Director Lindsay Chag Found Guilty Of Violating Talent Scam Prevention Act

Casting director Lindsay Chag has been convicted of aiding and abetting a casting workshop in charging for an audition or employment opportunity – a misdemeanor violation of the state’s Talent Scam Prevention Act. The case was the first to go to trial following indictments last February against 28 defendants, including five workshops and 18 casting directors, several of whom have pleaded no contest and been placed on probation. Chag, who has more than 200 credits as a…Read full story

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