In this week's Genetics / Genomics SciPol Weekly, more FDA approval for CAR-T therapy; further CRISPR patent conflicts in Europe; gene editing to advance pig-to-human transplants; and counseling patients who get direct-to-consumer genetic tests.
In this week's Nanotechnology SciPol Weekly, learning about protein cages for nanotech uses; self-healing li-ion batteries; turning carbon dioxide into graphene; and using microscopy to attain the 3D structure of a critical protein.
In this week's Robotics / Artificial Intelligence SciPol Weekly, drones to protect the president; the prohibition of DJI drones in the US military; Foxconn's foray into self-driving cars; and confusing autonomous vehicles with stickers on road signs.
In this week's Neuroscience SciPol Weekly, state efforts to limit the amount of time for an opioid prescription; how video games like Mario may help your brain; understanding dementia in people of color; and how music therapy may not help autistic children.
MarketWatch – The total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, the first to arch the U.S. coast-to-coast in 99 years, will be a test of how well the country’s grid will handle an unprecedented swing in solar-power production.
NPR – People generally think that editing human genes might be OK, but most think that there's a clear line that shouldn't be crossed when it comes to changing traits that would be passed down to new generations.
CNBC – An Oregon business has developed technology that could help to alter the way we think about nuclear power. NuScale Power's small modular reactors, or SMRs, measure 65 feet tall and 9 feet in diameter.
CBS News – The number of Americans with epilepsy is on the rise, with at least 3 million adults and 470,000 children living with the disorder, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.