Caltech in the Media
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January 21, 2019
Scientist behind Crispr Twins Sharply Criticized in Government Probe, Loses Job
David Baltimore is quoted in this story reporting that He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who received international condemnation for genetically altering human babies, has been removed from his position.
January 11, 2019
Mysterious 'Cow' Explosion in Deep Space Baffles Scientists
Back in June, the Asteroid Terrestrial Impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) recorded a mysterious flare in space. Scientists named it AT2018cow, and researchers across the globe are trying to figure out what it is. Newsweek reports on theories, including the one proposed by Caltech's Anna Ho that the Cow is an "engine-driven" explosion. Ho believes a fast-spinning neutron star formed inside a supernova and is pumping energy into the expanding cloud of gas.