Of all the things that could end our world, an asteroid strike may be the doomsday we have the most control over.
Scientists have used CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing to see how the OCT4 gene affects early human embryo development, by “turning it off”. They think this gene helps the fertilised egg decide which cells will go on to form a fetus, and which will form parts of the placenta and yolk sac.
If you know science, you know it isn’t perfect. Outside eyes review papers their peers wrote before those papers get published, results must be reproduced to establish truths, and even then, stuff can still contain mistakes.