Listen: Scientists Want to Talk About Gene-Edited Babies
"Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash W. S J that's indeed dot com slash W. S j. This is tech news briefing. Im Tanya boost does reporting from the newsroom in New York. Coming up the latest on why an international group of researchers including some inventors of the popular, gene editing tool. Crisper are calling on a worldwide moratorium on editing DNA in human, sperm, eggs and embryos to prevent births of genetically modified babies the journal looked into it. Are we ready for gene edited babies, should we ever be how the world's top scientists are tackling these weighty questions after these tech headlines. Lift plans to peg its valuation at between twenty one billion and twenty three billion dollars. When the ride hailing service kicks off the road show to market its initial public offering Monday with the lift IPO process entering its final stage. What's expected to be one of the most hectic years for the new issues is about to get underway in earnest, though, the IPO market got off to a slow start this year because of the partial government shutdown lifts eagerly anticipated debut is expected to be followed by a wave of listings by Uber Pinterest slack and others as fast growing Silicon Valley startups cash in on heavy demand on Wall Street. Chris Cox, a senior Facebook exotic and one of its early engineers has abruptly stepped down from the company in what the journal says signals he disagrees with CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the new focus on private messaging. What's app unit? Head Chris Daniels. Also stepped down late last week together. The moves show that Mr. Zuckerberg stated plan to focus more on private messaging and less on public sharing is roiling the company he founded with the second management shuffle in less than a year. And a massive new study found that the pulse sensor in the apple watch help detect a heart rhythm disorder in a small number of users, but may have caused false alarms and others. Ultimately, the journal says the studies mixed findings hint at the potential of wearable gadgets to detect symptom Matic health conditions in people that might otherwise go unnoticed, but doctor said, the potential false positives. And other aspects of the studies show that people should be cautious about relying on the tech as diagnostic tools read more about how doctors think wearable sensors have a long way to go at wsJcom coming up the global debate rages on as world, scientists tackle the delicate subject of gene, edited babies. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash W. S J that's indeed dot com slash W s j. Gene, editing technology and the crisper tool in particular have been racing ahead. Even as scientists still try to figure out the ethical issues around its use discovered in twenty twelve crisper allows for the cutting editing and inserting of new DNA using the tool Chinese doctor Hasian que- claims to have engine neared the birth of the two first genetically tailored humans the doctor faced criticism from his peers at a recent gene editing conference in Hong Kong and was grilled by fellow doctors and other professionals. They're more from wsJcom is a big. Is a big moment. Exactly. What are you understand your responsibility to these children? Why you choose to cross it? I like is our responsibility as scientists and doctors may know, y'all future medical care platform days babies convinced the parents general feeling amongst the scientific community is that we should go ahead yet. But you went ahead without discussing with people. That's how it seems the doctor responded to the main criticism that he went ahead with the tag without the proper consultation of the scientific community will have move on. So the state for amber uniting, there will be some some will was doing this. If it's not me if someone else biologist, David Baltimore asked for more oversight has been a failure of self-regulation by the scientific community. Crisper inventor, Jennifer Dowden further explains. The concern as someone. He's been involved in the Genesis of the crisper, Kathleen, gene, editing technology, I feel deeply disturbed. It's inappropriate and something that we have been working hard to avoid the World Health Organization recently announced the establishment of an expert panel to try to establish global standards and guidelines for human genome editing, but according to the experts weighing in it is ultimately up to society to determine if germline editing loose forward. There is a lot more back and forth to the story. Check out more at wsJcom that does it for the tech news briefing from the newsroom in New York. I'm Tanya boost does thanks for listening."