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UK May be First to Have Babies Made From Three People

Britain may be the first country to allow scientists to create babies using DNA from three people. On Wednesday, the UK's fertility regulator, the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority, said it has advised the government there is no scientific evidence to say applying the IVF technique using DNA from three people is unsafe. However, the  authority recommended that regulation and safeguards be put in place. DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule that encodes genetic instructions relating to all known living organisms and many viruses. IVF is in vitro fertilization  a process in which an an egg is fertilized by sperm outside the body. It is now up the British Parliament to decide whether to allow such a procedure to take place. "This is advice, this is not a decision we can make. It is now up to parliament to consider whether this technique is permitted in treatment," Professor Lisa Jardine, chair of the fertility regulator, told reporters. "We have no …

Executive Order 11110 and the Federal Reserve

Executive Order 11110
AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER  NO. 10289
AS AMENDED RELATING TO THE PERFORMANCE OF
CERTAIN FUNCTIONS AFFECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


By virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, it is ordered as follows:

SECTION 1. Executive Order No. 10289 of September, 15, 1951, as amended, is hereby further amended 
(a) By adding at the end of paragraph 1 thereof the following subparagraph  (j):
"(j) The authority vested in the President by paragraph (b) of Section 43 of the Act of May, 12, 1933, as amended (31 U.S.C. 821 (b)), to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury not then held for redemption of any outstanding silver certificates, to prescribe the the denominations of such silver certificates, and to coin standard silver dollars and subsidiary silver currency for their redemption," and
(b) By revoking subparagraphs (b) and (c) of paragraph …
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