In a bitterly fought dispute over the rights to the gene-editing technology Crispr-Cas9, the U. S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) on Wednesday ruled in favor of the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass.
The federal regulator's ruling means the Broad Institute, which is a research center affiliated with Harvard and M. I. T., will retain more than a dozen patents granted on the use of the Crispr-Cas9 technology that allows scientists to modify DNA in the cells of humans, animals and plants.
Ghost sharks are among the oldest known creatures on Earth as these marine animals have been in existence since before the dinosaurs. But, little is known about these very elusive animals because they live very deep in the ocean at depths of nearly 8,500 feet.
However, a ghost shark video filmed by geologists from the California-based Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in 2009 is expected to shed more light on the behavior of the elusive marine species, which is also known as chimaera.
A new report has reported some parents in Southern California trying a bleach product with chlorine dioxide (also known as Miracle Mineral Solution or MMS) as Autism cure. The issue has been reported by Eyewitness News and ABC News after a year-long investigation. The ‘miracle cure’ offered by the so-called ‘Church of Bleach’ has a chapter in Southern California, the report added.
San Francisco based self-driving startup Comma.ai decided to kill the product the company showcased recently after receiving a notice from NHTSA. The company decided to kill the product (Comma One) instead of dealing with lawyers regarding certain issues related to its technology.
Geologists have discovered a new Fault Line near San Andreas in Southern California. The newly discovered fault line could impact the San Andreas Fault that runs through the state. The team of geologists has indicated that more research would be needed as it would be crucial for ascertaining the risk of earthquakes in the region. The new fault line has been termed as Salton Trough Fault.
In a recent announcement, Razer unveiled its all-new line of gaming keyboards called 'Ornata' keyboards, which boast the inclusion of the company's new 'Mecha-Membrane' technology.
With the 'Mecha-Membrane' technology built into the new Razer Ornata keyboards, it is apparent that the keyboards amalgamate mechanical and membrane technologies. As such, the new keyboards are essentially a cross between the comfort-centric membrane rubber dome design and the technology which powers mechanical keyboards that give the gamers a unique tactile feedback and faster actuations.
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