The New York Times – Silicon Valley is fuming about President Trump’s stance on climate and immigration, but top technology executives still made a pilgrimage to the White House on Monday to discuss a potential upgrade of government technology.
The Washington Post – The coast-to-coast opioid epidemic is swamping hospitals, with government data published Tuesday showing 1.27 million emergency room visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues in a single year.
The Seattle Times – With the vast majority of collisions caused by human error, self-driving cars carry the potential to dramatically decrease crashes on the road. But it’s unlikely that collisions will disappear entirely.
Los Angeles Times – They have built careers isolating cells, designing integrated circuits and mastering computer languages. Now they are knocking on doors, being interviewed on TV and asking perfect strangers to give them money.
U.S. News & World Report / The Associated Press – New York is becoming the latest state to let police hunt for suspects by identifying their relatives through DNA, a practice that authorities call a crime-solver but civil libertarians consider a DNA dragnet.
In this week's Neuroscience SciPol Weekly, more governments suing opioid manufacturers for deceptive practices; how Parkinson's disease may start in your gut; the impact of Alzheimer's on minority communities; and the head injury risks of auto racing.
In this week's Genetics / Genomics SciPol Weekly, local Hawaii groups suing to stop GMO farming on public land; a few recent interviews with CRISPR pioneer Feng Zhang; and a genetic susceptibility to the common cold.