Stocks plunge as China trade war and Mexico tariffs fuel a 'triple hit of bad news'

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US stocks fell sharply on Friday after the Trump administration threatened tariffs on all imports from Mexico if the country did not do more to reduce illegal crossings at the southern US border. China's confirmation that it has planned out how to restrict America's supply of critical rare-earth metals, and a decline in Chinese manufacturing in May, also weighed on markets.

House Democrats Vote to Lift Ban on Embryonic Gene-Editing Research

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Scientists and ethicists worldwide are calling for a global moratorium on editing the DNA in human embryos, but a Democratic-led committee in the U.S. House of Representatives wants to leave the door wide open to the controversial research. On May 23, the House Appropriations subcommittee that focuses on funding related to the Food and Drug Administration drafted a bill that would drop the ban prohibiting the FDA from considering such research.