NJ.com – The presidential commission on opioid abuse chaired by Gov. Chris Christie is expected to propose a significant loosening of the 21-year-old federal law protecting patient privacy in cases of opioid overdose.
Futurism – In order to probe the AI mind, DARPA is funding research by Oregon State University that will try to understand the reasoning behind decisions made by AI systems. DARPA hopes that this will make AI more trustworthy.
MIT Technology Review – Two gene-editing companies are hitting back at a scientific publication that caused their stocks to plummet last week, calling it wrong, filled with errors, and saying it shouldn’t have been published.
The Wall Street Journal – The nation's worsening opioid crisis has become another sticking point in Republican plans to dismantle portions of the Affordable Care Act, with key GOP senators hesitating to support a bill that could threaten addiction treatment.
Las Vegas Review-Journal – Creech Air Force Base, host to the 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, is arguably the most active military base of the dozen or so in the United States engaged in day-to-day overseas combat operations.
The Washington Post – The opioid epidemic that has ravaged life expectancy among economically stressed white Americans is taking a rising toll among blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans, driving up the overall rate of death among Americans in the prime of their lives.
In today's Neuroscience SciPol Daily, the neurons that keep us awake even when we want to sleep; sourcing illegal opioid drugs from online black markets; and the increasing death rate due to opioid overdoses.