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Supreme Court blocks opioid settlement + 2 more stories

Supreme court rejects Purdue Pharma's opioid crisis settlement. NASA discovers unexpected phosphate on Bennu asteroid. New 'bridge RNA' gene editing technique developed.

Today ChatGPT read 1148 top news stories. After removing previously covered events, there are 3 articles with a significance score over 6.

[6.8] (US) The Supreme Court rejects a nationwide opioid settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma — The Associated Press

The Supreme Court rejected a nationwide settlement with Purdue Pharma, blocking a 5-4 agreement that would have protected Sackler family who own the company from civil lawsuits but provided up to $6 billion to combat the opioid epidemic. The decision halted a proposal that would have restructured the company and dedicated profits to opioid crisis mitigation. This verdict impacts ongoing federal and state efforts against opioid manufacturers.

[6.8] NASA's finds surprising phosphate in Bennu asteroid — NASA

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission returned a 121.6-gram asteroid Bennu sample revealing unexpected magnesium-sodium phosphate. The sample includes clay minerals, carbon, nitrogen, and organic compounds. This composition suggests Bennu might have originated from a primitive ocean world. The findings offer insights into solar system formation and prebiotic chemistry.

[6.2] Gene editing breakthrough promises to boost fight against disease — Financial Times [$]

Scientists at the Arc Institute have developed a novel "bridge RNA" gene editing technique, enabling precise DNA modifications without breaking sequences. Reported in Nature, this method could enhance existing tools like Crispr, used in disease prevention and other applications. Researchers indicate potential for large-scale genome modification, though further testing is required for applicability in mammals.

Highly covered news with significance over 5.2:

[5.2] Major record companies sue AI companies for copyright infringement
(ABC News + 4)

[5.2] Google Translate adds 110 new languages, reaching 614 million people
(Android Central + 4)

[5.2] Daily multivitamins linked to higher mortality risk in study
(The Guardian + 5)

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