Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove has given his first approval to use a gene-editing tool on 10 to 17 year-old criminals. Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute will attempt to modify DNA in donated offenders to better understand which human genes are responsible for extreme twattishness. [read...]
Chinese government officials have revealed that controversial Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino has been drafted in to replace Steven Spielberg as Artistic Adviser to the Beijing Olympics.
The move follows Spielberg’s withdrawal earlier this week in protest to China’s failure to take action to resolve the crisis in Darfur, [read...]