The Washington Post – Pregnancies of women in the United States infected with the Zika virus are about 20 times more likely to result in babies with certain birth defects, according to a report released Thursday.
The Hill – The Regulatory Integrity Act requires federal agencies to shed light on what happens behind the scenes when they are crafting new rules. The measure also prohibits regulators from drumming up public support for those rules.
The Detroit News – A bipartisan group from the Michigan congressional delegation has asked the Trump administration to budget $200 million for testing and deploying connected and self-driving vehicle technologies at designated “proving grounds.”
STAT – Juno Therapeutics is abandoning a cancer therapy that once looked like a revolutionary advance, reacting to a rash of patient deaths that made the customized treatment too risky to push forward.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has reversed a Court of Appeals decision that would have allowed DNA testing of evidence from a 1982 Ozaukee County homicide case, and set aside its own prior precedent in the process.
Slate – Even if it were possible to put aside for a moment the considerable issues of plausibility, and the obviously religious foundations of the whole edifice, the Singularity was not a concept I could ever see myself getting behind.
WCBD – As springtime approaches, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control issued a press release Wednesday urging people to take precautions now at home or while traveling to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika.