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Tuesday May 25th, 2021 morning edition

image for A blind man can make out objects again after an optogenetics treatment

The gene they added, called chrimson, comes from a single-celled algae species that is able to sense sunlight and move toward it.

A blind patient treated with a novel form of gene therapy employs a set of goggles to try to count objects placed in his field of view.

He is wearing an EEG cap so that researchers can measure his brain's response to light.

With training, the man was able to perceive whether a notebook had been placed on a table in front of him.

Optogenetics is widely used in neuroscience experiments on animals, where the light-sensing molecules are added to brain cells.

The researchers said the goggles would likely be refined and that with more training, the man might be able to see more than he does now.

“The level of vision we are going to reach is impossible to predict,” says Sahel. »

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to bar members of Congress from ever trading individual stocks again

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Elizabeth Warren told Insider she'd introduce a bill to bar lawmakers from individual stock trades.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren plans to introduce a new bill to bar members of Congress and other top federal officials from trading individual stocks.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren plans to introduce legislation during this congressional session that would bar members of Congress and other top government officials from buying and selling individual stocks, she told Insider. »

McDonald's Blasted for Apparent, Conditional 'Free iPhone' to Workers

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The tweet was a quoted response, meant to blast McDonald’s for offering an apparent, conditional “free iPhone” to incentivize prospective applicants.

It shows a sign in a McDonald’s window, saying applicants could collect a “free iPhone” after six months of employment.

In many cases, talking to NPR, “restaurants preserve their pay premiums for workers who were previously earning more than the minimum wage. »

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Belarus had KGB agents on the passenger plane that was diverted to arrest a dissident journalist, Ryanair CEO says

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Ryanair's CEO said on Monday that Belarusian KGB agents were on the plane during the forced landing.

Belarusian KGB agents were on board the Ryanair plane that was abruptly diverted so a dissident journalist could be arrested, the airline's CEO said on Monday.

Once on the ground, authorities found no security threat on board, but Belarusian police entered the plane and arrested a passenger, the 26-year-old journalist Roman Protasevich. »