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Genetically Modified Pigs Could End Organ Transplant Shortage

NPR | Health & Medical Care

Genetically Modified Pigs Could End Organ Transplant Shortage

“Four scientists methodically remove most of the genes from hundreds of pig eggs. They do it by gingerly piercing the egg with a tiny pipette under a microscope to suction out the DNA. Later that day, the scientists inject the edited pig skin cells inside the eggs’ outer membrane. Finally, the scientists zap the combination of cells with two electric shocks to fuse the edited cells with the emptied eggs and then start cell division to create an embryo.

The resulting embryos are surgically implanted into the wombs of adult female pigs. Four months later, cloned piglets are born with 10 genetic modifications designed to make sure their organs don’t grow too big, won’t cause complications like blood clots and won’t be rejected by the human immune system.”

From NPR.

Live Science | Science & Technology

“Digital Twin” of Earth Could Make Super Fast Weather Predictions

“Scientists have created a ‘digital twin’ of our planet that can be used to predict weather far faster than traditional services.

The technology could help prevent some of the catastrophic impacts of disasters such as typhoons and flooding. The intensive data-crunching system could also give us a more detailed view of the future effects of climate change and reveal clues about how to mitigate it.”

From Live Science.

New York Post | Science & Technology

The Man Leading the Masters with Irons Made by a 3D Printer

“Bryson DeChambeau not only finds himself in contention to win his first Masters this weekend, standing at 6-under-par and tied for the 36-hole lead, he’s doing it with a new set of irons he put into his bag this week.

A set of irons that are made by 3D printing and weren’t approved by the USGA until Tuesday.”

From New York Post.