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The 'Alien: Covenant' ship carries 2,000 potential Xenomorph victims. There will be blood.

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How much Xenomorph-on-human carnage can you handle? That seems to be the challenge looming for anyone who plans to see Alien: Covenant.

Because now we know for sure: the good ship Covenant is carrying something like 2,000 souls — an awful lot of Xenomorph fodder — and if the bloodbath is going to be anything like the cast and crew are hinting at, they are vulnerable.

In the two Alien: Covenant trailers we’ve seen so far, we’ve only spied the crew (just over a dozen people) and heard one say that Covenant is “the first-ever large-scale colonization mission.” 

Just how large-scale are we talking here? Read more…

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CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna shines hope on the future of genetic modification at SXSW

 Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor of CRISPR Cas9 technology, or the ability to program genes using a special enzyme, spoke about the promises of this technology on stage at SXSW this afternoon. In a keynote today, Doudna noted that while this technology is very young (less than five years old), “it’s been deployed very rapidly for existing applications,” she said. For example,… Read More

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