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An alarming study that claimed the gene-editing technique CRISPR could produce hundreds of unexpected mutations in edited genomes has now been followed up by its authors, who say they cannot replicate their controversial result.   The acknowledgment – which comes in a report of new mice experiments that didn’t introduce such mutations – isn’t technically
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The stratospheric rise of Bitcoin over the last decade has left the world struggling to keep up, breaking records, spawning rivals, and forcing us to face the epic challenges posed by a volatile crypto-universe.   Now, one LA-based artist is having his say on our obsession with cryptocurrencies, and he’s putting his money where his
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The Bitcoin world is coming to grips with a shocking revelation that could potentially threaten the very existence of the world’s foremost cryptocurrency. An analysis of the Bitcoin blockchain – the publicly accessible ledger of transactions upon which the system is built – has revealed this vast trove of data is irrevocably tainted with unremovable
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For a smartphone with only a few incremental updates over its predecessor, the Galaxy S9 made quite the impression. It’s a fantastic smartphone, and I’ve had to reshuffle the top five phones in this list as a result.   After some more time with the iPhone X, I’ve also reshuffled the order for the latest
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It’s getting easier and easier to stick with last year’s model than upgrading to the latest one. New smartphones are only getting incremental updates over their predecessors these days, and that’s the case with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9.   That’s not to say the Galaxy S9 isn’t a superb smartphone. It’s absolutely one
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In recent months, researchers at OpenAI have been focusing on developing artificial intelligence (AI) that learns better. Their machine learning algorithms are now capable of training themselves, so to speak, thanks to the reinforcement learning methods of their OpenAI Baselines.   Now, a new algorithm lets their AI learn from its own mistakes, almost as human beings