Chinese Wildlife Reserve Staff Wear Panda Suits Smeared with Bear Feces

Photographs of giant panda keepers at China’s Wolong National Nature Reserve recently circulated online showing the staff wearing panda costumes smeared with feces and urine while they cared for the captive animals as part of an effort to minimize the natural scent of the human zookeepers, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Thursday.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 21: Male giant panda Xiao Qi Ji relaxes in his enclosure during his second birthday at the Smithsonian National Zoo on August 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. Xiao Qi Ji is the fourth surviving cub of pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian. This year the National …

China Claims to Have Developed ‘Safer’ Way to Edit Human Genes

Researchers from the state-run Chinese Academy of Sciences claimed in a recently published study to have developed a gene-editing method that is allegedly “more efficient and safer” than established techniques because it uses the CRISPR gene-editing tool to target RNA instead of DNA, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Wednesday.

This photo taken on September 2, 2019 shows a laboratory technician checking samples with a microscope at the Chinese company Sinogene, a pet cloning outfit which has cloned more than 40 pet dogs since 2017, in Beijing. - To clone a dog costs a hefty 380,000 yuan (53,000 USD) and …

Whistleblower Neuroscientist Exposes Two Decades of Alzheimer’s Research as Fraud

Neuroscientist Matthew Schrag of Vanderbilt University set the world of Alzheimer’s research on fire by launching an investigation that discredited one of the key studies of the disease – a 2006 study upon which a great deal of subsequent research was based. On Thursday, Science magazine blew the scandal into orbit by concluding that some of the visual evidence included in the 2006 study was deliberately doctored, an overture to what could be one of the worst cases of scientific fraud in history.

In this file photo, a woman, suffering from Alzheimer's disease, holds the hand of a relative on March 18, 2011 in a retirement house in Angervilliers, eastern France. (Sebastien Bozon/AFP via Getty Images)

Report: China May Soon Release Scientist Who Gene-Edited Babies

Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui — sentenced to three years in prison in December 2019 for “illegal medical practice” after using the CRISPR gene-editing system to alter the DNA of human embryos — may be “released” from prison in the “near future,” China’s state-run Global Times reported on Monday citing unnamed sources.

(INSET: Internal view of a human fetus - approx. 10 weeks) Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaks at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong on November 28, 2018. - Organisers of a conference that has been upended by gene-edited baby revelations are holding their breath as …