The Planets are aligned!

The planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are now in a straight line from the the moon to the horizon. A good time to look at them is at 6.45am on Friday if there are clear skies. Look for Venus first, which is the brightest star. Mercury may be difficult to see.

 

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Gene Editing

UK scientists have been given the go-ahead by the fertility regulator to genetically modify human embryos. The research will take place at the Francis Crick Institute in London and aims to provide a deeper understanding of the earliest moments of human life. It will be illegal for the scientists to implant the embryos into a woman.