Russia reportedly grants NSA whistleblower Snowden permanent residency

Snowden leaked secret documents about the government’s secret intelligence collection programs and has been living in Moscow for years. Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked secret documents about the government’s secret intelligence collection programs, has been granted permanent residency rights in Russia, the TASS news agency reported Thursday. Snowden’s Russian lawyer […]

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Congress must clarify limits of gene-editing technologies

Genome editing of human embryos represents one of the most contentious potential scientific applications today. But what if geneticists could sidestep the controversy by editing sperm and eggs instead? According to a new paper co-written by a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign legal expert who studies the ethical and policy implications of advanced biotechnologies, how […]

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California appeals court rules Uber, Lyft must reclassify drivers as employees

A California appeals court on Thursday unanimously ruled against ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc, saying they must reclassify their drivers in the state as employees. Court rules Uber, Lyft must make drivers employees While the ruling does not take effect before a Nov. 3 company-sponsored ballot measure that will give voters the […]

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