“Ray Hammond delivered a great keynote. He is a superb speaker.” Google
“Ray gave us an incredible, upbeat glimpse into the future.” Mastercard
“Ray Hammond is one of the best public speakers we have ever seen.” GE Corporation, Europe
“A really stunning keynote speech.” Microsoft
“Ray’s speech was uplifting, inspiring and visionary.” Vodafone
“Ray stimulated and inspired our North American sales team at the end of a very long day.” Ericsson Networks
“As a speaker, Ray Hammond has Mojo!” National Property Council of Australia.
“Ray Hammond was fabulous. He bent our minds.” Intel Corporation
“Ray – thank you for your terrific contribution to our Business Leadership Forum.” McKinsey & Co
“Ray was awesome at our 4th Annual Seminar in Montego Bay.” Ministry of Tourism, Jamaica
“Ray was brilliant at our client conference in Cape Town.” Telkom SA

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China’s Gene-Edited Babies May Become Super Smart

 New research indicates that the controversial use of CRISPR gene-editing on twin girls in China last year might have inadvertently improved their cognitive capacities, including their ability to learn and form memories, leading to a renewed debate about whether designer babies are going to become a reality in the very near future.

The twin girls, Lulu and Nana, allegedly had their genes modified prior to birth, with the stated goal of making the girls immune to HIV infection.

The gene that was supposedly modified using CRISPR is CCR5, which the HIV virus needs to inject itself into human blood cells. However, it also has well-established links to cognitive abilities in mice and memory formation and also helped the human brain recover after a stroke.

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