The Daily Populous

Saturday January 14th, 2023 morning edition

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A girl’s incurable cancer has been cleared from her body after what scientists have described as the most sophisticated cell engineering to date.

Alyssa, whose family do not wish to give their surname, was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in May 2021.

Her only next step would have been palliative care, but instead, Alyssa decided to undergo an experimental new treatment.

This is the world’s first such treatment, and Alyssa’s recovery will give hope to tens of thousands of patients.

The girl said she felt that taking the experimental treatment for the disease would help others, adding ‘of course I’m going to do it’.

Less than a month after being given the treatment, she was in remission, and was able to have a second bone marrow transplant.

She is said to be ‘doing well at home’ as she recovers and continues with follow-up monitoring. »

Boomers Lose Their Majority in Congress

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Baby boomers, or those born from 1946 to 1964, no longer make up the majority of Congress.

While still clinging to the top generational spot, boomers make up only a plurality of the newly convened 118th Congress, according to a CQ Roll Call analysis of lawmakers’ birthdays.

But in Congress and elsewhere, we all trudge along in the great cattle drive of life, and eventually get put out to pasture. »

New CA & WA pay transparency laws show Blizzard pays QA way less than Riot & Bungie

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This includes high-profile names in the gaming business, such as Blizzard, Riot Games, and Bungie.

Taking a look at current listings for similar QA jobs at Riot Games (QA Engineer), Bungie (Destiny Test Lead), and Blizzard (Diablo 4 Test Lead), Blizzard is listing the lowest pay of the three.

While this is a pretty wide range, it’s below the ranges listed for Riot ($98,009 – $132,700) and Bungie ($86,000 – $108,000). »

House easily passes resolution to create bipartisan China select committee

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The House voted overwhelmingly to pass a resolution Tuesday to create a select committee focused on U.S. competition with China, fulfilling a campaign promise Republicans made in the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections.

Ahead of the midterm elections, McCarthy said House Republicans would create a select committee on China should they take control of the chamber in November.

The formation of the select committee is the Republicans’ response to the China question,” Takano said during debate on the House floor Tuesday. »

Dallas Zoo's missing clouded leopard found after fence 'intentionally cut'

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A clouded leopard that appeared to have escaped from its enclosure at the Dallas Zoo after its fence was "intentionally cut" has been found, zoo officials said.

The animal was located on the zoo grounds around 4:40 p.m. local time, said the zoo, which was closed Friday due to the missing resident.

Dallas Zoo earlier Friday had issued a "code blue," for a non-dangerous animal outside of its habitat. »