Quickies: Editing the human genome, boobs, and planetary alignments
- Francis Collins on CRISPR: “Designer babies make great Hollywood and bad science.” – “Two years ago, scientists quietly developed a technique known as CRISPR/Cas, which allowed them to edit DNA more cheaply, more quickly, and more precisely than ever before.” From Will.
- Boobs, money, and plastic surgery – “I learned, on my two weeks rotating through plastic surgery, that you can have surgery for almost every aspect of your breast.”
- Melissa McCarthy on Hollywood sexism: “It’s an intense sickness” – Reviews of her latest film included comments on her appearance and her marriage, of course.
- No, a planetary alignment on May 28 will not cause an earthquake – Phil Plait responds to a viral video.