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Reader Mail Nov 30, 2018

Gene-editing may be best path forward

Regarding the story "Babies were genetically edited: Chinese scientist" in the Nov. 27 edition, this is a most radical step indeed. It was only a matter of time before someone tried it and more are likely to follow. So, rather than criticize such a ...

Reader Mail Nov 30, 2018

U.S. missionary's misadventure

The unfortunate brutal murder of a young American at a remote island ("'A case of misdirected adventure': Tribesmen kill American," Nov. 23) is an example of how misadventure and irresponsibility can lead to the demise of a dream and end a precious life. The ...

Reader Mail Nov 30, 2018

Pro-democracy rather than anti-Trump

Unfortunately, Brian Farmer's Nov. 24 letter ("Anti-Trump letter lacks logic") about mine of Nov. 17 ("Trump now has adult supervision") missed the point by a Trumpian mile: My celebrating the midterm results was more pro-democracy than anti-Trump, although those terms are nearly synonymous. Principally, my ...

Pentagon looks to exoskeletons to build 'super-soldiers'

World Nov 30, 2018

Pentagon looks to exoskeletons to build 'super-soldiers'

The U.S. Army is investing millions of dollars in experimental exoskeleton technology to make soldiers stronger and more resilient, in what experts say is part of a broader push into advanced gear to equip a new generation of "super-soldiers." The technology is being developed by ...

Enough poor children: Africans call for diversity in aid campaigns

World Nov 30, 2018

Enough poor children: Africans call for diversity in aid campaigns

Communities that benefit from aid want international charities to move beyond pictures of poor children and show a more balanced view of Africa, a study showed on Friday. People in six African countries were asked to evaluate images used in campaigns by major charities including ...