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.
In this week's Robotics / Artificial Intelligence SciPol Weekly, more info about the forthcoming self-driving vehicle legislation; Facebook using AI to fight terrorism; Lyft's plan to reduce its carbon emissions; and Tesla harvesting data from its Autopilot-using drivers.
The New York Times / The Associated Press – Public hospitals, mental health centers and other health facilities in Kansas can ban concealed guns without expensive security upgrades after Republican Gov. Sam Brownback allowed a bill to become law.
Nature – Compare the genomes of enough people with and without a disease, and genetic variants linked to the malady should pop out. But a provocative analysis now calls the future of that strategy into question.
The New York Times – Weeks before the presidential election, Donald J. Trump promised not just a border wall to keep drugs out, but also more access to treatment. “We’re going to take care of it,” he said of the opioid addiction epidemic. “What’s taking so long?”