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Gene editing tech raises ethical concerns
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Gene editing tech raises ethical concerns

More than 50,000 known human genetic maladies exist, most of which have few treatments or cures. A new gene editing technique called Adenine Base Editing (ABE), developed by Broad Institute of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, could be the next step toward change. ABE not only excises unwanted […]

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Politician pushes line of faith and politics

Controversy over the connection between faith and politics surfaces once more following Jim Zeigler’s use of biblical analogy to defend Roy Moore against allegations of sexual misconduct. Early in November, The Washington Post reported on the accusations of several women who said that Moore sexually approached them when they were […]

Digital pills may deprive patients of privacy
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Digital pills may deprive patients of privacy

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first digital pill, which will allow patients to track medicinal intake through new consumable technology to assist those who inaccurately medicate. The pill is known as “Abilify MyCite,” and it works through digital transmissions documenting intake information for its users and medical […]

DACA nursing students denied license
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DACA nursing students denied license

Arkansas nursing students protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, received the news that their four years work in their respective programs may not conclude as expected. The National Council for Licensure Exam, the exam all nursing students must pass before becoming registered nurses, requires students to […]

Artificial intelligence raises moral questions
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Artificial intelligence raises moral questions

Artificial intelligence company DeepMind announced the latest version of their Go engine, AlphaGo Zero., and the artificial intelligence program quickly became the most powerful Go player in the world. The first Go computer to beat a human professional was AlphaGo Lee, an earlier version of the same project. It won […]

Project barn provides creative space
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Project barn provides creative space

John Brown University plans to install a new studio and project space for art and engineering majors to utilize in their work on student gallery exhibits and intricate robots for NASA competitions. Charles Peer, professor of visual arts, and Dave Andrus, visual arts department head, have been instrumental in the […]

Walker cancels long-standing tradition
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Walker cancels long-standing tradition

After years of paper snowflakes and holiday spirit, the beloved John Brown University Christmas tradition, Walker Wonderland, is permanently canceled. Megan Hansen, a senior art and illustration student and resident of Walker Hall, said she is passionately upset about the decision to cancel the event. In her senior year, Hansen […]

Solidarity against the silence
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Solidarity against the silence

In the wake of the scandal and investigations surrounding Harry Weinstein, a movement swept across the world, encouraging victims of sexual violence to break the silence and speak out. The Twitter tag “#MeToo” began on Oct. 15, started by actress Alyssa Milano who posted a tweet encouraging women to use […]