STAT – If the number and tenor of questions addressed to each side during oral arguments in the CRISPR patent fight is any indication of what the patent judges are thinking, the University of California has a steep hill to climb.
The New York Times – British regulators fined U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma a record 89.4 million pounds ($112.7 million) Wednesday for increasing the cost of an epilepsy drug by as much as 2,600 percent.
The Indianapolis Star – Indiana lawmakers are once again introducing a bill that would require those arrested on a felony charge to submit to the collection of their DNA for a national database — but this bill would make it harder for arrestees to remove their DNA from the database.
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Fast Company – "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." That slogan summarizes common logic: Just eat healthy food, right? Not so fast. It turns out that the connection between food and health is complicated by two facts discovered in recent decades.
Automotive News – Companies have weighed in on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's guidelines for self-driving vehicles. The most common concern: whether the guidelines go far enough to prevent a regulatory patchwork among the states.
Phys.org – Using a simple and powerful genetic method to tweak genes native to two popular varieties of tomato plants, a team of researchers has devised a rapid method to make them flower and produce ripe fruit more than 2 weeks faster than commercial breeders are currently able to do.
The New York Times – Uber envisions a future in which a fleet of vehicles can make the most complex maneuvers while carting passengers around without the help of a driver. To achieve that, cars will need to get a whole lot smarter.