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2011-12-15 17:41:24

New genetic testing confirms diagnosis in children with rare genetic disorder Scientists have found a gene that causes Weaver syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that typically causes large size at birth, tall stature, developmental delay during childhood, and intellectual disability. Published today in the American Journal of Human Genetics, the discovery means that testing the EZH2 gene for mutations could help families who are seeking a diagnosis for their child. "For the families...

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2011-05-17 10:30:00

A new initiative was launched on Monday by the White House designed to tighten global defenses against computer attacks and instill U.S. values such as freedom of expression that require international cooperation to ensure an open and secure Internet. "Together, we can work together to build a future for cyberspace that is open, interoperable, secure, and reliable," US President Barack Obama wrote in an introduction to the 25-page "International Strategy for Cyberspace." Cybersecurity has...

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2009-04-14 12:43:58

Mel Gibson's soon-to-be ex-wife may walk away from their 28-year marriage with hundreds of millions of dollars from the U.S. actor-director's fortune. Robyn Gibson filed for divorce in Los Angeles Monday, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. The couple have seven children together and reportedly have been separated for more than two years. Under California law, Robyn Gibson is entitled to 50 percent of her husband's earnings during their marriage, People.com said,...

2008-11-28 08:44:35

New York-born playwright William Gibson has died at his home in Stockbridge, Mass., at the age of 94, his family said. The Tony Award-winning writer is best known for his play The Miracle Worker, which was about blind and deaf Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan. Gibson also adapted the work into a screenplay for the 1962 film version starring Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft for which he was nominated for an Oscar. The Los Angeles Times said Gibson's family did not say what the cause of...

2008-09-26 21:00:21

By Mark Jordan For Hernando actress Katelyn Nichols, playing Annie Sullivan in DeSoto Family Theatre's upcoming production of "The Miracle Worker" is a chance to prove her mettle. "I've always wanted a role where I could really push myself and stretch my acting abilities," said the 18-year-old Southern Baptist Educational Center senior, who recently played the oldest sister Rose in the company's production of "Meet Me In St. Louis" and Sharpay in "High School Musical." "(Annie) has...

2008-07-02 06:00:00

By Stephens, Gene IN 1981, CRIMINAL-JUSTICE SCHOLAR GENE STEPHENS WROTE AN ARTICLE FOR THE FUTURIST ON "CRIME IN THE YEAR 2000," AND IN 1995, AN ARTICLE ON "CRIME IN CYBERSPACE." IN BOTH, HE SUGGESTED THE ROLE THE COMPUTER AND INTERNET WOULD PLAY IN CRIME AND CRIME FIGHTING IN THE FUTURE. HERE, HE REVIEWS WHAT HE GOT RIGHT, WHAT HE GOT WRONG, AND WHY, AND HE SUGGESTS THE TYPES OF CYBERCRIMES AND CYBERCRIME FIGHTING THAT WILL OCCUR BY THE YEAR 2025. In a 1981 article for THE FUTURIST, I...

2008-03-17 15:00:27

By MONTAGUE GAMMON III By Montague Gammon III Correspondent The Little Theatre of Norfolk production of "The Miracle Worker" adequately relates the familiar story of blind and deaf Helen Keller's childhood reintroduction to discipline and communication. Born in 1880, Keller lost all sight and hearing during infancy. Spoiled by her family, she had become an utterly wild child by the time the Kellers hired 20-year-old Annie Sullivan as a governess in 1886. William Gibson's 1959...


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