Can genetically engineered pigs solve the organ donor shortage? 

The latest research in the field of xenotransplantation is showing promising results. “The first pig-to-human skin graft using live cells is set to take place this month in Boston. At the same time, Tector is readying a clinical trial in which he will install his triple-knockout pigs’ kidneys in dialysis patients who are unlikely to be considered for human-donor organs.” |learn more

Bill Gates unveils a new toilet. 

Much of the world lacks toilets. Because of that, disease runs rampant. No water and sewer infrastructure means traditional toilets aren’t going to be an option. So, Bill Gates has been investing in this space. He recently unveiled a toilet that doesn’t need water or sewers and uses chemicals to turn human waste into fertilizer. |learn more

Nigeria’s great success with a business plan competition. 

“From 2012 to 2015, the Nigerian government gave away $100 million to over 3,000 entrepreneurs, all of them under age 40.” World Bank surveys show it has worked exceptionally to spur new businesses with >10 employees! The new Nigerian President didn’t like that it wasn’t his idea, so he killed the program. But, good news: Kenya and other African countries are trying their own versions. learn more