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Jennifer Doudna: “On the one hand, it sounds very profound and potentially very scary to be editing the human population. But it takes time and it doesn’t happen overnight”

Jennifer Doudna wears her responsibility lightly. The scientist who co-discovered Crispr does not appear to be weighed down by the burden of her creat(...)

Republican senator Lamar Alexander says he will oppose calling more witnesses. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA.

The impeachment trial of Donald Trump looked set to end without hearing witness testimony after a crucial Republican senator said he opposed a motion (...)

A protester stands outside during the impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US Senate Democrats mounted a last-ditch effort to persuade moderate Republican senators to back calling new witnesses, including John Bolton, in Dona(...)

Attorney Alan Dershowitz speaks to the press at the US Capitol on January 29th. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

A lawyer for US president Donald Trump claimed the US president could not be impeached for actions taken to win re-election, as the White House rushed(...)

“Not since World War II has the country seen deficits during times of low unemployment that are as large as those we project,” CBO director Philip Swagel said in a statement.

The US will rack up budget deficits totalling $13.1 trillion (€11.9 trillion) over the coming decade and continuing to rise to levels “unprecedented i(...)

 Huawei’s main UK offices in Reading. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson has faced criticism from senior Conservatives at Westminster and Republicans in Washington for his decision to allow Huawei to take part(...)

US president Donald Trump with ghis then newly-appointed national security adviser John Bolton in April, 2018. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump’s lawyers were set to wrap up their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday, as senators debate whether to call witn(...)

President Donald Trump tweeted: “Any fair-minded person watching the Senate trial today would be able to see how unfairly I have been treated and that this is indeed the totally partisan Impeachment Hoax that EVERYBODY, including the Democrats, truly knows it is.” Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/New York Times

Donald Trump’s lawyers have opened their impeachment trial defence by asserting the US president “did absolutely nothing wrong” when he asked Ukraine(...)

An undated handout photo  shows a camouflage uniform pattern for the new US Space Force. Photograph: EPA/United States Space Force

The Pentagon’s new US Space Force is not Star Trek’s Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity. US president Donald Trump unveile(...)

Fox News presenter Sean Hannity with his big fan US president Donald Trump: Links between Fox and the White House are clear  as the  impeachment trial gets under way. Photograph:  Ethan Miller/Getty

As the United States prepares for a presidential election, the role of the media will be a crucial element of the campaign. A new survey from the Pew(...)

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