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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...
U.S. pilot safely ejects from A-29 Super Tucano in Afghanistan crash

U.S. pilot safely ejects from A-29 Super Tucano in Afghanistan crash

Business
July 10 (UPI) -- An Afghan light attack plane crashed in northern Afghanistan, with its U.S. Air Force pilot safely ejecting before the crash, U.S. and Afghan officials said. The plane, an A-29 Super Toscano, was on a training exercise on Thursday in Baghlan province when the incident occurred. The pilot's name was not released, and it is unclear if a second person was aboard the two-seat plane, according to reports. Advertisement Preliminary reports from United States Forces Afghanistan indicated that a mechanical issue was the cause of the crash. Support aircraft arrived quickly in the remote valley where the plane crashed to rescue the pilot. The plane was assigned to the Kabul Air Wing, based in Kabul. The A-29 is made jointly by Brazilian company Embraer and U.S. company Sierra Nevad...
Boeing nabs $75.1M for Super Hornet service life modification

Boeing nabs $75.1M for Super Hornet service life modification

Business
April 24 (UPI) -- Boeing received a $ 75.1 million contract Friday to support the F/A-18E-F Super Hornet service life modification program, according to the Pentagon. Under the contract Boeing will provide engineering services to extend the aircraft's service life beyond the original design of 6,000 flight hours. In February Boeing delivered the first Super Hornet modified under the Service Life Modification program. The SLM upgrades are expected to extend each aircraft's service life from 6,000 to 7,500 flight hours, with future modification plans that may extend it to 10,000 flight hours. According to Boeing, there are now 15 Super Hornets in the SLM program on production lines in St. Louis and San Antonio. Earlier this month General Electric was awarded $ 51.5 million to provide engin...
GE awarded $51.5M to provide Super Hornet engines

GE awarded $51.5M to provide Super Hornet engines

Business
April 7 (UPI) -- General Electric was awarded a $ 51.5 million contract to procure engines and other parts for the Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The deal modifies an earlier contract awarded in 2018 and funds the procurement of eight GE F414-400 spare engines, 11 afterburner modules and 12 low pressure turbine modules for the Super Hornet, which is made by Boeing. The Super Hornet is a twin-engine multirole fighter used by the United States and Australia. The first operational Super Hornet squadron was formed in June 2001. More than half the work on the deal will be performed at GE's worksite in Lynn, Mass., with other parts of the project being carried out at various U.S. campuses. In February Boeing delivered the first F/A-18 Super Hornet up...
WIN! Tickets to see Everton in the Premier League and Barclays FA Women’s Super League, thanks to Barclays!

WIN! Tickets to see Everton in the Premier League and Barclays FA Women’s Super League, thanks to Barclays!

Sports
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