Daily Archives: September 22, 2017

Genome editing reveals key gene for human embryo growth

LONDON: British scientists have used genome “editing” technology to reveal the role of a key gene in the early development of human embryos, a potential boost for fertility treatment. They used genome “scissors” called CRISPR-Cas9 to snip out a gene called OCT4 from fertilised eggs. OCT4 is thought to be a major player in embryo formation. “After the egg is …

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FBR seeks banks’ support to boost filing of Income Tax returns

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has started contacting country’s banks and financial institutions as part of an outreach programme to boost the filing of Income Tax returns . As part of the initiative, a team of FBR’s Facilitation and Taxpayers Education (FATE) Wing led by Member FATE, FBR, Ms Nausheen Javaid Amjad held an extensive meeting with Mr. Naeemuddin Khan, …

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Apple’s iPhone 8 sees muted launch in Asia

SYDNEY/TOKYO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) launch of iPhone 8 kicked off in a less lively mood in Asia, versus previous debuts, as fans held out for the premium iPhone X due out in early November. Hundreds of people usually gather at Apple’s Sydney city store with queues winding down the town’s main street, George Street, when there is a …

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Huawei to unveil new smartphone with four cameras

(Web Desk) – Huawei is all set to launch brand new three new Mate smartphones on October 16th which include the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Lite. But what is more interesting is that Mate 10 Lite worth $455 will be equipped with four cameras, providing an all new experience to photography lovers. Reports suggest that the …

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Instagram update: Face filters added to live video streaming

(Web Desk) – Facebook subsidiary Instagram has rolled out a new update after which users will be able to use face filters in their live video streaming. The photo sharing app told on Thursday that the feature will take a few weeks before reaching the global consumers. People can use face filters while they re streaming their own live video. …

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Uber banned in London, TFL says it is not fit to hold licence

LONDON (AFP) – London transport authorities said Friday they would not renew Uber s licence to operate in the city when it expires, due to public safety concerns, although the US-based ride-hailing app has said it will appeal. Transport for London said the conduct of Uber, which has around 40,000 drivers and 3.5 million customers in the British capital, had …

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Russia firm unveils ‘surveillance-proof’ smartphone

MOSCOW: For Russians who fear that someone may be eavesdropping on their phone conversations, leading IT entrepreneur Natalya Kaspersky says she has a solution. At a business forum in Moscow on Friday she presented “TaigaPhone”, a brand new smartphone created by InfoWatch Group, her software development company, costing around $260. The TaigaPhone is entirely green to represent the Russian northern …

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Pakistani celebs react to Mahira Khan smoking pictures

(Web Desk) – Neelam Muneer and Ali Zafar among Pakistan celebs have reacted to the criticism being faced by Mahira Khan after her pictures with Ranbir Kapoor, whilst smoking a cigarette were surfaced on Thursday (September 21) night. Ali Zafar has responded to Mahira Khan’s New York City pictures that were clicked in July this year but hit the Internet …

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Shawn Mendes starts relief campaign for Mexico

NEW YORK (AFP) – Pop star Shawn Mendes on Friday announced a $100,000 donation for earthquake-hit Mexico as he urged fans to open their wallets for relief efforts. The 19-year-old Canadian singer was in Mexico City preparing to perform the following day when the 7.1-magnitude tremor struck on Tuesday, killing nearly 300 people. “While I cancelled my concert out of …

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