HealthITAnalytics – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) intends to issue a funding announcement to request applications for large-scale Genome Centers to generate genomic data as part of its All of Us precision medicine research program.
The Washington Post / The Associated Press – A Los Angeles judge ruled that California law requires coffee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process.
In this week's Robotics/AI SciPol Weekly, the ethical debates instigated by the recent Uber accident, China's future in AI, a surgical robot to treat lung cancer, brain-to-vehicle technology, and using artificial neurons to understand the brain.
In this week's Genetics/Genomics SciPol Weekly, the first fruit made with CRISPR, false positives in consumer genetic tests, a Nobelist is penalized for falsification, and how the length of telomeres can predict aging.
Utility Dive – The California ISO's Board of Governors last week approved the grid operator's 2017-2018 Transmission Plan to maintain reliability, while canceling or modifying several previously approved projects to avoid $2.6 billion in future costs.
Science – A group of European scientists has founded an international association to discuss and provide guidance on the ethical use of genome editing, a technique with the potential to transform everything from food production and human health to science itself.
Reuters – The family of a woman killed by an Uber Technologies Inc self-driving vehicle in Arizona has reached a settlement with the ride services company, ending a potential legal battle over the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle.
Las Vegas Review-Journal – Energy Secretary Rick Perry appeared before a Senate panel where he laid out his department’s $30 billion budget that includes $120 million to revive licensing of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository plus implement interim storage at other sites.