The annual results are in, and Emma and Liam again top the list of the most popular baby names in America. But while these two names have been ruling the roost for several years running, there is a lot less consensus in American naming practices than the top-10 ranking would indicate, said Laura Wattenberg, who runs the website namerology.com and authored the book "The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby" (Harmony, Revised Edition, 2013). The fastest-rising name of the year, Wattenberg said, is actually Zhavia, which was not even in the top 2,000 before rising to become the 877th on the Social Security Administration (SSA) list, which is released each year in May. [10 Popular Baby Names and What They Mean] "In some ways, [Zhavia] is more representative of what's going on with American names than Emma is," Wattenberg said. Raindrop names Emma has been the most popular girl's name in the United States since knocking Sophia from the top spot … [Read more...] about Top Baby Name List Reveals Surprising Celebrity Inspirations
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A Chinese scientist’s surprise announcement on the eve of an international human gene-editing summit that he has already created the world’s first gene-edited babies has led to swift condemnation. Jiankui He is expected to discuss his work November 28 in Hong Kong at the second International Summit on Human Genome Editing. But in an interview with the Associated Press, and in a video posted November 25, He announced that twin girls with an edited gene that reduces the risk of contracting HIV “came crying into this world as healthy as any other babies a few weeks ago.” That announcement sparked outrage from many researchers and ethicists who say implanting edited embryos to create babies is premature and exposes the children to unnecessary health risks. Opponents also fear the creation of “designer babies,” children edited to enhance their intelligence, athleticism or other traits. He, on unpaid leave from the Southern University of Science and … [Read more...] about Chinese scientists raise ethical questions with first gene-edited babies
World, meet "Lulu and Nana".The twin girls are, according to a Chinese research team, the very first genetically modified human beings.The research was first detailed by MIT's Technology Review and linked to Chinese medical documents in the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry led by Jiankui He, a researcher based in Shenzhen's Southern University of Science and Technology.The documents suggest the research group are currently running trials to alter the gene CCR5, which human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the causative agent of AIDS, utilizes when infecting humans. To do so, the team have used the immensely powerful molecular scissors known as CRISPR/Cas9 -- an emerging technology that can precisely "cut and paste" genes, allowing for sections of DNA to be removed and replaced, almost at will. By using CRISPR to genetically alter CCR5, the researchers hoped to make the girls immune to HIV throughout their life. He, in a video uploaded to his lab's YouTube channel, detailed the … [Read more...] about Scientists in China claim to have created first gene-edited human babies
Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle Published 9:08 am CST, Monday, November 12, 2018 >>>See the weirdest celebrity baby names. Kate Upton and Justin Verlander used Instagram to announce the birth of the couple's first child — Genevieve Upton Verlander. >>>See the weirdest celebrity baby names. Kate Upton and Justin Verlander used Instagram to announce the birth of the couple's first child — Genevieve Upton Verlander. Photo: Instagram Photo: HC Araron Paul and his wife, Lauren Parsekian named their daughter Story Annabelle Paul.>> See other unique, unusual celebrity baby names. Araron Paul and his wife, Lauren Parsekian named their daughter Story Annabelle Paul. >> See other unique, unusual celebrity baby names. Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott named their daughter Stormi Webster. Kylie Jenner … [Read more...] about Why Kate Upton, Justin Verlander chose an old-fashioned, traditional baby name for their daughter
Produced by Jaime Stolz and Gayane Gayane Keshishyan Mendez "Not again." Yes again. "Not again." This week in Thousand Oaks, California, a madman's bullets left at least a dozen dead. In America this has become a devastating ritual. Two weeks ago it was Pittsburgh. Before that Parkland, Charleston and Las Vegas. Some victims, linked by faith or the color of their skin. Others, simply in the wrong place at the worst possible time. "48 Hours" correspondent Tracy Smith has the story about one young man targeted by hate. Meet Blaze Bernstein. He was 19 years old. Word spread across Orange County. Blaze Bernstein, brilliant, kind-hearted, Jewish and gay, had come home from college for the holidays and vanished. Jeanne Pepper Bernstein: He wanted to spend time with us. He's not gonna just disappear like that. Tracy Smith: But your thought was? Gideon Bernstein: Well it was just so highly unusual. Jeanne Pepper Bernstein: Where had he been? Who had he gone with? We didn't know. Where is … [Read more...] about Blaze Bernstein murder: Was an Ivy League student slain in the name of hate?