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Generating More of My Favorite Aphex Twin Track – Alex Bainter – Medium
Have you ever heard a song you liked so much you wished it would last forever?
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18 days ago by arrelid
Aphex Twin's best songs – ranked!
As the 25th anniversary of the release of Selected Ambient Works Volume II approaches, we take a look at Richard D James’s back catalogue, from disorientating acid-house bangers to dreamy, if unsettling melodies.
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23 days ago by markhgn
Scientists stunned by discovery of 'semi-identical' twins | Science | The Guardian
2019-02-27, by Nicola Davis,

"Boy and girl, now four, are only the second case of ‘sesquizygotic’ twins recorded"

"“It is incredibly rare so we don’t think it is something people should be routinely tested for or worried about,” said Gabbett. But, he added, it challenges conventional thinking. “We traditionally categorise twins as either identical or non-identical, and this is a third type of twinning characterisation,” he said."

"(...) The situation is believed to arise when two sperm cells fertilise a single egg. In the latest case, one sperm carried an X chromosome among its genetic material, and the other carried a Y chromosome.

After fertilisation the chromosomes from the two sperm cells and the single egg got bundled into three “genetic packages”: one contained chromosomes from both sperm – meaning it contained two sets of genetic material from the father, but none from the mother. The other two packages each contained the same set of chromosomes from the mother, as well as genetic material from one of the two sperm, giving rise to either XX (female) or XY (male) cells.

As the fertilised egg divided and the ball of cells grew, those containing only chromosomes from the two sperm died. However, those containing chromosomes from both the egg and a sperm cell continued to divide.

“Then what happens is that little ball of cells splits into two, and that is why you have twins,” said Gabbett, adding that these offspring have a greater genetic similarity than fraternal twins, but are not identical.

But the situation is not that straightforward: some of both embryos’ cells contained two X chromosomes, while other cells contained an X and a Y chromosome.

Gabbett added since one twin was a boy and the other a girl, the ratio of each of these types of cell differed: one embryo contained a greater number of XY cells, so developed male, while the other had a high proportion of XX cells and developed female.

The only previously reported case of sesquizygotic twins came from the US in 2007, discovered after one of the children was born with ambiguous genitalia. (...)"
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7 weeks ago by eric.brechemier
Chinese government may have funded 'CRISPR babies' project • STAT
Jane Qiu:
<p>Three government institutions in China, including the nation’s science ministry, may have funded the “CRISPR babies” study that led to the birth last November of two genetically modified twin girls, according to documents reviewed by STAT.

These findings appear to support what many researchers inside and outside China have suspected since scientist He Jiankui revealed the births in late November, sparking international condemnation for violating scientific guidelines against the use of gene-edited human embryos to start pregnancies. “I don’t think He Jiankui could have done it without the government encouragement to press ahead” with research they thought would merit a Nobel Prize, said Jing-Bao Nie, a bioethicist at the University of Otago in New Zealand.

If the documents are correct, they would suggest China is supporting research that the US and other countries consider unethical, and raise doubts about the preliminary conclusion of a government investigation that He acted mostly on his own…

…The documents examined by STAT — a slide presentation prepared by He’s team, Chinese-language patient consent forms, and China’s clinical trial registry — list three funding sources for the study that led to the twins’ birth: the Ministry of Science and Technology; Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Commission, part of the municipal government; and Southern University of Science and Technology, where He worked.</p>

It always seemed a little surprising that anyone could do such work on private funding in China, of all places.
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7 weeks ago by charlesarthur
AV digital stuff, Aphex Twin videos
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10 weeks ago by rsbowman
Press Release: Principles to guide the development of the National Digital Twin released — Centre for Digital Built Britain
CDBB has published the first output of its Digital Framework Task Group, The Gemini Principles. The paper sets out proposed principles to guide the national digital twin and the information management framework that will enable it.
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10 weeks ago by dunc
Aphex Twin - Tickets - Great Hall - Avant Gardner - Brooklyn, NY, April 11, 2019 | Ticketfly
Get tickets to Aphex Twin at Great Hall - Avant Gardner, Brooklyn, NY on 04/11/19
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january 2019 by pjjw
Surprising Facts About: Twins - YouTube
Thoughty2 (Arran) is a British YouTuber and gatekeeper of useless facts. Thoughty2 creates mind-blowing factual videos, on the weirdest, wackiest and most in...
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december 2018 by dmg46664

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