Oil & Gas Journal – The US Senate effectively restored the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s quorum on Aug. 3 as it approved the nominations of Rob Powelson and Neil Chatterjee to be commissioners by unanimous consent.
The Washington Post – Genetically modified salmon have been approved for sale in the US, but labeling complications have prevented them from coming to market. In Canada, however, five tons of genetically modified salmon filets have been sold so far.
Nanowerk News – While there is much hype around graphene, it’s considered to be one of the most promising materials for future semiconductor electronic and quantum devices due to its superior electronic properties.
STAT / The Associated Press – U.S. regulators warned a New York fertility doctor to stop marketing an experimental procedure, the 3-parent baby technique, that uses DNA from three people — a mother, a father, and an egg donor — to avoid certain genetic diseases.
In this week's Neuroscience SciPol weekly, corrections facilities preemptively giving inmates naloxone; controlling VR using only your brain; a brain "on switch" for burning fat after a meal; and one medical school getting rid of lectures.
In this week's Nanotechnology SciPol Weekly, creating nanoparticles inspired by viruses and bacteria; the use of nanotech in developing countries; and using nanotech to pull water directly from the air, powered by the sun.
In this week's Genetics / Genomics SciPol Weekly, 23andMe recruiting volunteers to study depression; a retraction of the NgAgo gene editing paper; how cheese could help us learn about antibiotic resistance; and where polygamy leads to a genetic crisis.