Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies – The European Commission (EC) began a public consultation on a draft regulation that would amend Annexes I, III, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, and XII of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation to address nanoforms of substances.
Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies – The report notes that, based on the variety of existing nanomaterials with numerous modifications, “the effort of investigating environmental fate and effects will be tremendous.”
HealthIT Analytics – Close to two-thirds of consumers would like to take part in genetic testing to better understand their health risks, according to a new survey from Wamberg Genomic Advisors, which could be both a boon and a bother for big data analytics and precision medicine programs.
In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, continuing government efforts to rebuild energy in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, how microgrids can be a solution for the Virgin Islands, discoveries of rare earth elements in the U.S., and an artificial photosynthesis device.
Reuters – A test from Foundation Medicine Inc that can detect cancer-causing mutations in 324 genes has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agencies said.
In this week's Genetics/Genomics SciPol Weekly, South Korea relaxes its regulations on gene therapies, a startup company uses stem cells for type 1 diabetes, why some people's genes make it harder for them to lose weight, synthetic biology using bacteria, and how the yeti may actually be a myth after all.