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Gene editing to produce ‘super dad’ livestock

Gene editing to produce ‘super dad’ livestock

Science
Scientists have produced gene-edited animals they say could serve as "super dads" or "surrogate sires".The pigs, goats, cattle and mice make sperm carrying the genetic material of donor animals.The researchers used a hi-tech gene editing tool to knock out a male fertility gene in animal embryos.The animals were born sterile, but began producing sperm after an injection of sperm-producing cells from donor animals.The technique would enable surrogate males to sire offspring carrying the genetic material of valuable elite animals such as prize bulls, said a US-UK team.This would be a step towards genetically enhancing livestock to improve food production, they added.Prof Jon Oatley, of Washington State University's College of Veteri...
Millie Bobby Brown to star in, produce Netflix’s ‘Girls I’ve Been’ film

Millie Bobby Brown to star in, produce Netflix’s ‘Girls I’ve Been’ film

Entertainment
July 30 (UPI) -- Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown is set to lead the cast in a Netflix film based on Tess Sharpe's novel, The Girls I've Been, which will be published in 2021. The 16-year-old actress is producing the project alongside Ozark actor-director Jason Bateman. Advertisement The streaming service described Girls in a press release as "a twisty, exhilarating thriller centering around a con artist, Nora, who must use her powers of persuasion and impersonation to get herself, her girlfriend, and ex-boyfriend free during a hostage situation at a bank." Sharpe is writing the screenplay. "At the core, this book is about being a survivor of abuse and what it is to live not just through it, but beyond it. I really wanted to explore a character who had (through extensive therapy, t...
Brazil signs $127M agreement to produce COVID-19 vaccine

Brazil signs $127M agreement to produce COVID-19 vaccine

World
June 27 (UPI) -- Brazil's government announced Saturday that it has signed a $ 127 million agreement to start producing an experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca. The vaccine developed by AstraZeneca, a British pharmaceutical manufacturer, is considered the world's leading candidate and most likely to be licensed as an official vaccine against the novel coronavirus. Advertisement In May AstraZeneca, which has been working since the end of May to develop a vaccine against the virus, began working with Oxford University on a trial to test a vaccine candidate. Earlier this month the company announced that it has reached an agreement with the Inclusive Vaccines Alliance of Europe to supply as many as 400 million doses of the University of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine, with delive...
‘Killing Eve’ star Fiona Shaw predicts social distancing will produce ‘enormous creativity’

‘Killing Eve’ star Fiona Shaw predicts social distancing will produce ‘enormous creativity’

Entertainment
NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- Killing Eve star Fiona Shaw says she hopes social distancing practices brought on by the coronavirus pandemic ultimately will result in an explosion of art, introspection and self-improvement. "The best of people will become better during this time," the 61-year-old Irish actress told UPI in a recent phone interview. "They will write that novel or memoir, or they'll study something or they will learn a language or take drawing classes like I am doing -- or Pilates," she said. "I'm sure it will produce enormous creativity. ... Being still has got to be good for us." But the Harry Potter, True Blood and Fleabag alum also wonders if art being created before and during the pandemic will be relevant post-isolation. One way she suspects storytelling will change is t...
Navy awards nearly $320M to Pratt & Whitney to produce F-35 engines

Navy awards nearly $320M to Pratt & Whitney to produce F-35 engines

Business
March 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has awarded United Technologies' Pratt & Whitney a nearly $ 320 million contract to produce 32 propulsion systems for the F-35 fighter planes for the Navy, Air Force and Japan. The The $ 319.7 million contract, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, exercises an option for production and delivery of 20 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Navy, six F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the U.S. Air Force and six F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the government of Japan. Pratt & Whitney's F135 propulsion system powers all three variants of the F-35, the fifth generation fighter aircraft developed by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. military. The F-35 is the Department of Defense's "most ambitious and costly weapon system in history," according t...