Milan is the Italian city with the fastest rising number of tourists, and one of the most visited in Europe. Whether you're taking the train in for the day, visiting for business or stopping off as part of a holiday, here’s how to spend the perfect 24 hours in Milan. Start the day early with cappuccino and culture Start with cappuccino and brioche under the chandeliers of the historic Pasticceria Cova in Milan’s fashion quadrilateral. Do as the Milanese do and stand at the bar. Remember you need to pay before you order. Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP The quadrilateral is the fashion showcase where Milanese greats Prada, Armani, Versace, Missoni and others rub shoulders with Dior, Balenciaga and the rest. Don’t miss the DMAG outlet on Via Manzoni for discounted designer goods. Alternatively, head to the arty Brera neighbourhood for cobbled streets, elegant palazzos and wrought-iron balconies. The Pinacoteca di Brera boasts a stunning collection spanning centuries of … [Read more...] about Weekend Wanderlust: The perfect 24 hours in Milan
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HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life. If true, it would be a profound leap of science and ethics.A U.S. scientist said he took part in the work in China, but this kind of gene editing is banned in the United States because the DNA changes can pass to future generations and it risks harming other genes. Many mainstream scientists think it’s too unsafe to try, and some denounced the Chinese report as human experimentation. The researcher, He Jiankui of Shenzhen, said he altered embryos for seven couples during fertility treatments, with one pregnancy resulting thus far. He said his goal was not to cure or prevent an inherited disease, but to try to bestow a trait that few people naturally have — an ability to resist possible future infection with HIV, the AIDS virus. He said … [Read more...] about Claim: Chinese Scientist Helps Create World’s First Genetically Edited Babies
Marilynn Marchione, Ap Chief Medical Writer Updated 9:09 pm CST, Sunday, November 25, 2018 In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, He Jiankui speaks during an interview at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province. Chinese scientist He claims he helped make world's first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered. He revealed it Monday, Nov. 26, in Hong Kong to one of the organizers of an international conference on gene editing. less In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, He Jiankui speaks during an interview at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province. Chinese scientist He claims he helped make world's first genetically edited ... more Photo: Mark Schiefelbein, AP Photo: Mark Schiefelbein, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of … [Read more...] about AP Exclusive: First gene-edited babies claimed in China
For the last 10 years, J.R Mattos and his family have transformed their San Jose apricot orchard into a winter wonderland of lights. Drew Altizer Woodside's Filoli Estate transforms into a holiday spectacular each year. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Drew Altizer Woodside's Filoli Estate transforms into a holiday spectacular each year. The front of Deacon Dave's House of the Dove 34th Annual Christmas Display is photographed in Livermore, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. The house, located at 352 Hillcrest Avenue, features a walk-through display with 524,850 lights. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) Visitors walk-through part of Deacon Dave's House of the Dove 34th Annual Christmas Display in Livermore, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. The house, located at 352 Hillcrest Avenue, features a walk-through display with 524,850 lights. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) From left, Vabiana Cabrales, 6, Emma Chavez, and Francisco Cabrales of Oakland, look at … [Read more...] about Holiday lights: 19 spectacular Bay Area displays
By TOM CLYNES NOV. 14, 2018 Thanks to genetically engineered pigs, the donor-organ shortage could soon be a thing of the past. The Tech And Design Issue 20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them? The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville May A.I. Help You? Gaming Out a Chance at Motherhood — Later Prev Next Thanks to genetically engineered pigs, the donor-organ shortage could soon be a thing of the past. By TOM CLYNESNOV. 14, 2018 Anchoring a row of family photos in Joseph Tector’s office is a framed, autographed picture of Baby Fae, the California newborn who made headlines in 1984 when she received a baboon’s heart to replace her own malfunctioning organ. It’s inscribed “To Joe” by Leonard L. Bailey, the surgeon who turned to the monkey heart as the only option to keep his patient alive. Bailey snapped the picture about five days after the … [Read more...] about 20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them?