Friday Futures: a squid can edit its genome, COVID-19 solutions

Welcome to Friday Futures, our weekly guide to the latest visions of The Future from around the web. This week: a squid can edit its genome; shorter days; cameras that can see round corners; COVID-19 solutions – a drone to walk your dog; the supercomputer and COVID-19 and how to make your own hand sanitiser. Squid can edit its genome on the flyThe next generation of genetic medicine may be inspired by a bizarre genetic trick that a small squid species uses to edit its own genome on the fly. The longfin inshore squid can edit the RNA inside its nerve cells, Wired reports, meaning that it can drastically alter the behavior of its biological machinery as needed — perhaps to help the animal rapidly adapt to new environments. Read more…‘Tattooine’ planetary disks have very strange orbitsAstronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found striking orbital geometries in protoplanetary disks around binary stars.

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