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CRISPR gene editing to take on inherited blindness in U.S. study

A new study in the United States will use CRISPR gene-editing technology to attempt to treat LCA, a retinal condition that is one cause of inherited blindness. Here's what you need to know.

Chinese government may have helped fund controversial CRISPR babies experiment

A new report claims that the controversial CRISPR babies gene editing experiment in China might have been carried out with the support and funding of three Chinese governmental institutions, including China’s science ministry.The post Chinese government may have helped fund controversial CRISPR babies experiment appeared first on Digital Trends.

Controversial CRISPR baby experiment may have resulted in brain enhancements

China’s CRISPR baby saga continues to rage on. Scientists have now expressed concerns that the procedure may have also resulted in changes in the babies’ brains affecting cognition.The post Controversial CRISPR baby experiment may have resulted in brain enhancements appeared first on Digital Trends.

The CRISPR baby saga continues as China confirms second gene-edited pregnancy

China’s official Xinhua news agency has confirmed that a second woman has become pregnant as part of a controversial experiment to create the world’s first genetically edited babies.The post The CRISPR baby saga continues as China confirms second gene-edited pregnancy appeared first on Digital Trends.

CRISPR gene therapy regulates hunger, staves off severe obesity in mice

Researchers from UC San Francisco have demonstrated how CRISPR gene editing can be used to prevent severe obesity in mice, without making a single edit to the mouse's genome. Here's how.The post CRISPR gene therapy regulates hunger, staves off severe obesity in mice appeared first on Digital Trends.

Chinese doctors have reportedly delivered the world’s first gene-edited babies

Scientists in China are using CRISPR genetics technology in a controversial manner to create the world’s first children whose DNA has been altered through the use of gene editing.The post Chinese doctors have reportedly delivered the world’s first gene-edited babies appeared first on Digital Trends.

CRISPR gene editing creates cocaine-proof mice, aims to crack addiction puzzle

Scientists from the University of Chicago have used CRISPR gene editing to create cocaine-resistant mice by modifying the DNA of skin cells. Here's how the breakthrough skin graft works.The post CRISPR gene editing creates cocaine-proof mice, aims to crack addiction puzzle appeared first on Digital Trends.

CRISPR halts fatal genetic disease in dogs, could soon do the same in humans

Scientists from the University of Texas Southwestern have used CRISPR gene-editing technology to halt the progress of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in dogs. One day, it could do the same in humans, too.The post CRISPR halts fatal genetic disease in dogs, could soon do the same in humans appeared first on Digital Trends.

CRISPR 101: A crash course on the gene editing tool that’s changing the world

Get ready to hear about CRISPR a lot - this medical trick with bacterial DNA is allowing scientists to use a whole new kind of DNA manipulation.The post CRISPR 101: A crash course on the gene editing tool that’s changing the world appeared first on Digital Trends.

Scientists may soon be able to treat autism with CRISPR gene editing

Researchers have demonstrated how CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology can be used to edit out some of the genetic traits commonly associated with autism spectrum disorder. Here's how.The post Scientists may soon be able to treat autism with CRISPR gene editing appeared first on Digital Trends.

8 Amazing CRISPR projects that could change life as we know it

Since it burst onto the scene a decade ago, CRISPR-Cas9 has shaken the field of genetics to its core. Here are eight examples of amazing CRISPR projects with the potential to change the world.The post 8 Amazing CRISPR projects that could change life as we know it appeared first on Digital Trends.

CRISPR gene-editing could help feed future generations

By making mutations in 13 genes, scientists from the United States and China produced a strain of rice with 25-31 percent high yield. Without CRISPR, it would have taken millions of plants to reach a similar goal.The post CRISPR gene-editing could help feed future generations appeared first on Digital Trends.

Scientists will use use stem cells to grow ‘mini brains’ using Neanderthal DNA

Researchers from Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have stated their intention to create miniature brains containing Neanderthal DNA. Here's how they're doing it.The post Scientists will use use stem cells to grow ‘mini brains’ using Neanderthal DNA appeared first on Digital Trends.

New startup promises ‘world’s first’ CRISPR-powered disease detection

Startup Mammoth Biosciences promises to offer unprecedented disease diagnostics, using CRISPR to detect biomarkers associated with any disease. The startup has branded itself as the world’s first CRISPR-powered diagnostic platform.The post New startup promises ‘world’s first’ CRISPR-powered disease detection appeared first on Digital Trends.

CRISPR pioneer wants to make an at-home test that detects disease

Biotech company Mammoth Biosciences is working on a simple, portable test that would give everyone, from healthcare professionals to just

CRISPR could one day help conservationists save our ocean’s coral

In a recent study, scientists demonstrated for the first time that the groundbreaking gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 can be successfully used on coral. The breakthrough suggests CRISPR could offer a boost for conservationists.The post CRISPR could one day help conservationists save our ocean’s coral appeared first on Digital Trends.

The USDA won’t regulate genetically edited plants

The US Department of Agriculture has zero plans to regulate plants altered with gene-editing technologies, according to the agency's Secretary

In new breakthrough, CRISPR tools target RNA to tackle dementia

Researchers have identified a new family of CRISPR enzymes that target RNA instead of DNA, and they used the tool to address protein imbalance in cells isolated from a person suffering from dementia.The post In new breakthrough, CRISPR tools target RNA to tackle dementia appeared first on Digital Trends.

Researchers use CRISPR to detect HPV and Zika

Science published three studies today that all demonstrate new uses for CRISPR. The gene editing technology is typically thought of

CRISPR gene editing may have just become a whole lot more accurate

Researchers at McGill University in Montreal may have demonstrated a major breakthrough in CRISPR gene editing: Repairing mutations in a massive 90 percent of target cells. It could one day help eliminate diseases.The post CRISPR gene editing may have just become a whole lot more accurate appeared first on Digital Trends.

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How much data does video streaming use?

When it comes to internet usage, video watching is one of the main interests of users. Most users are mainly inclined towards streaming videos so it matters a lot to know how much data is required for it. Of course, we do require a smooth internet connection to be able to stream our favorite content online.If video streaming is your preference then you must consider high-speed internet like Spectrum internet for instance, that do not offer data caps. This means you do not have to worry about any extra fee surprises in your bill that are bound to happen if you run out of your data limit. Most of the providers in the United States do impose data caps so it is very important to find out an internet plan that assures a no data cap policy. For that, let us first have a look at the data that is needed for various video streaming platforms.YouTubeJust like using any other app on your smartphone, YouTube being one of the popular platforms needs data too. It nearly takes 562.5 MB of data per hour. This holds valid when you stream at around 480p resolution. In case you want better resolution, then you might require 1.86 GB per hour for 720p. For 1080p you might require 3.04 GB. For watching videos in 4K, you will require a massive 15.98 GB of data per hour.NetflixWe all agree with the fact that how much we love Netflix as it has successfully evolved as one of the most popular video streaming services. For subscribers exceeding 130 million, the internet speed is not much of a problem. An hour of video streaming in standard definition would need around 1 GB of data. If you want to enjoy high-quality video streaming, you might need up to 3GB. For ultra-high-definition, you can require up to 7 GB of data per hour.The selection of accounts can help you decide a suitable resolution for your connection. If you want to save your data, you can check the settings option and click the save button when you want.Amazon Prime VideoAmazon Prime Video was launched by Amazon as a streaming service in 2011 and has ever gained popularity among the users. Nowadays it is seen as one of the biggest competitors for Netflix. This service provides up to three resolutions for the users. Among them include good, better, and best. The Good enables streaming videos at around 480p in standard definition and utilizes a data of 800 MB per hour. The Better option allows an HD stream with a data requirement of around 2 GB per hour. The Best option consumes nearly 6 GB of data per hour. You should also know that accessing Amazon Prime Video on your mobile app results in low data consumption as compared to the desktop app.HuluHulu is another important video streaming option that uses somewhat less data as compared to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video This makes Hulu as one of the most economical options available. You require around 680 MB per hour of data for the standard definition. If you switch to a 720p high definition setting, the data requirement may jump to 1.3 GB per hour. 1080p resolution can need data up to 2.7 GB per hour. You can also stream live TV if you are using Hulu’s $39.99 monthly plan.SpotifySpotify is one of the best-known music streaming platforms but not everyone knows that it also provides a video service in certain areas. The company does not disclose much about the data requirements of the video streaming service. However it only notifies that video streaming requires more data as compared to music streaming and is much like the ones needed for other video channels. Mostly the videos are in high definition and can consume up to 3 GB of data for an hour streaming.VimeoVimeo does not have any details regarding data usage. The standard definition content can need up to 353 MB of data per hour. As far as the HD videos are concerned, they need up to 2.75 GB per hour.StanMany of us might not have heard of Stan as it is accessible in Australia only. The app usually provides four-tier quality. The lowest standard definition setting can require up to 1.13 GB per hour while HD and 4K can require around 3 GB per hour and 7 GB per hour respectively.DirecTVThe DirecTV website also does not display clear information about the required bandwidth. In case if your provider puts a data limit, you can always reduce your video quality. The data consumption parallels to the aforementioned video streaming platforms.Sling TVSling TV is another one of the highest quality video streaming service that uses around 2 GB per hour of data for its highest quality option. The data required for medium quality is 540 MB per hour that further lowers to 360 MB per hour for low-quality streaming options.Summing UpYou need to be aware of the data consumption involved in the video streaming service you are using. This can save you from exceeding your data limit and paying any additional cost.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

This portable UV-C wand sterilizes your items and work space

In an age when cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer aren’t easily found, it’s a little tough to keep your personal items and space clean. Not wiped down and washed, but free from germs and bacteria.Rather than fighting your way through a store to find only to find out there are no wipes left, take a smarter approach. The SANITECH UV-C Wand, on sale for just $72.99, is the sort of thing you buy once and get to use over and over. Try that with those Clorox Wipes.About the size of an electric toothbrush, the SANITECH UV-C Wand emits a UV-C light that kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria within ten seconds. It cleans all sorts of surfaces, including clothes, bedding, phones, keyboards, laptops, and more. If your hands touch it, you can probably clean it with the SANITECH UV-C Wand.FeaturesUV-C light kills 99.9% of germs, bacteria, & viruses within 10 secondsChemical-free for your safety & can be used on baby products, cosmetics, pet supplies, on home and public spacesLasts up to 90 minutes w/ full chargeBuilt for travel & convenienceBuy it NowPurchase the SANITECH UV-C Wand for just $72.99, a savings of 18% off the normal $90 price. Choose from Winter White, Flamingo Pink, and Seabreeze Green.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Xiaomi Mi 10 review: Premium hardware let down by unpolished software

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