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  • Babies genetically modified to be beautiful, intelligent and disease-free are no longer science fiction
  • Precise editing of the genome of mice at the point DNA from the sperm and egg come together is approaching 100% efficiency
  • UK scientist Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, announced precise DNA editing in mice
  • 800 person Ohio State University study shows that men 18-40 who took “selfies” were more likely to exhibit psychopathic traits.
  • the study also found that men who edited their photos had greater tendencies for narcissism and self-objectification
  • The study is published online in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.
  • Boston school districts approved adding 40 minutes to school day for kids in grades K-8 at more than 50 campuses.
  • New challenges like reconfiguring school bus schedules and union contracts are being considered
  • The extended day has successfully boosted MCAS scores + expanded time for electives
  • Boston teachers approved the school district’s plan to add 40 minutes to each instructional day for kids in grades K-8 at more than 50 campuses.
  • experts say could help improve the quality of classroom teaching, boost student learning, and yield long-term benefits to the wider community.
  • schools have successfully used an extended day to boost MCAS scores or expand art and elective offerings.
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