Gene editing just became even more powerful

Gene editing just became even more powerful

WASHINGTON — Scientists are altering a powerful gene-editing technology in hopes of one day fighting diseases without making permanent changes to people’s DNA. The trick: Edit RNA instead, the messenger that carries a gene’s instructions. “If you edit RNA, you can have…

Twitter admits what everyone already knew

Twitter on Thursday said it had overstated the number of users of its online service since late 2014, another black eye for a company that’s struggled with controversies over its handling of political messaging and phony accounts. In recent weeks, the company…

Snapchat’s Spectacles may actually be a big flop

Snapchat’s Spectacles may actually be a big flop

Snapchat corporate parent Snap Inc. has hundreds of thousands of unsold Spectacles collecting dust in a Chinese warehouse, according to a report from The Information. Swayed by early adopter responses to limited introductory sales, Snap apparently severely over-estimated the demand for the…