Genetically Modified Babies, AI that makes art and other Science Technology News

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This week Didem talks about twin babies from China who were genetically modified to be immune to AIDS, a drug that was rediscovered to cure sleeping sickness in Congo and Google’s AI which writes (terrible) songs.

Here are the links to the news stories
China’s CRISPR Babies: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612458/exclusive-chinese-scientists-are-creating-crispr-babies/

There is even a video:

Congo’s Sleeping Sickness
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/rediscovered-drug-against-sleeping-sickness-gets-green-light

https://www.ft.com/content/1c1eba64-0cc6-11e6-ad80-67655613c2d6

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/16/congo-drc-sleeping-sickness-upside-tropical-disease-ntd

Google’s (cringe) song writing AI

https://futurism.com/the-byte/ai-writes-terrible-lyrics

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