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This risk threatens retirees’ nest eggs. Here’s how advisors are protecting them

AJ_Watt | E+ | Getty ImagesForget volatility. The thing that keeps certified financial planner Neil Waxman on edge is clients' cybersecurity practices and the threat of identity fraud."It's not the markets that keep me up at night," said Waxman, managing director of Capital Advisors in Shaker Heights, Ohio. "This is the thing that concerns me."It's the thing that keeps me up at night more than anything else: a client getting hacked or something coming into our system, even though we have best practices," he said.Waxman is right to be concerned.More from Advisor Insight:What to tell your older kids about your estate planYour advisor may be able to sidestep this federal ruleDon't hide these things from your financial advisorIdentity fraud — what happens when scammers use your personal inform...
Near-extinct northern white rhino could be saved as vets harvest eggs

Near-extinct northern white rhino could be saved as vets harvest eggs

There is renewed hope that the near-extinct northern white rhino could be saved after eggs were successfully extracted from the last two remaining females.Rhinos Najin, 30, and her daughter Fatu, 19, of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, cannot carry a pregnancy and their inability to do so meant conservationists were resigned to their kind being completely wiped out upon their deaths. But a groundbreaking procedure carried out by wildlife experts and veterinarians has seen 10 eggs harvested from the rhinos - providing a sense of optimism for their future that has long been absent. Image: Eggs have been harvested from Najin (R) and Fatu The eggs will be artificially inseminated with frozen sperm from a northern white rhino bull and t...
GM chickens lay eggs to help fight cancer

GM chickens lay eggs to help fight cancer

Researchers have genetically modified chickens that can lay eggs that contain drugs for arthritis and some cancers.The drugs are 100 times cheaper to produce when laid than when manufactured in factories.The researchers believe that in time production can be scaled up to produce medicines in commercial quantities.The chickens do not suffer and are "pampered" compared to farm animals, according to Dr Lissa Herron, of Roslin Technologies in Edinburgh. "They live in very large pens. They are fed and watered and looked after on a daily basis by highly trained technicians, and live quite a comfortable life. "As far as the chicken knows, it's just laying a normal egg. It doesn't affect its health in any way, it's just chugging away, la...