The Independent – It has been hailed as a cure for cancer and all forms of inherited disease. But scientists have now discovered that a system for editing the genes of living creatures can have a potentially dangerous side-effect – causing unintended mutations.
Xconomy National – An ambitious plan to recruit 1 million U.S. volunteers and amass a treasure trove of their health information will start next week with a “beta test” that health officials hope to eventually expand nationwide.
Food and Drug Administration – The FDA granted accelerated approval to a treatment for patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature—the first time for an approval based on a common biomarker rather than the location in the body where the tumor originated.
Duke SciPol – In December 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration released the so-called Registration Rule, requiring hobbyists to register their recreational drones with the agency. But that rule changed suddenly last week.
The New York Times – Three-fifths of troops discharged from the military for misconduct in recent years had a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or another associated condition.
Reuters – Uber Technologies Inc must promptly return stolen confidential files to Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit, a federal judge ruled, while stopping short of shutting down the ride-services company's autonomous car program.