STAT – The CDC is now suggesting that women thinking of getting pregnant, and who may be exposed to the Zika virus through travel or because of where they live, should consider having their blood tested for Zika antibodies before they get pregnant.
The Washington Post – The Food and Drug Administration will fund a campaign to promote genetically modified organisms in food under a bipartisan agreement to keep the government funded through the end of September.
PRWeb – DuPont Pioneer and Vilnius University today confirmed that the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent to Vilnius University for its broad claims relating to CRISPR-Cas technology.
STAT – We feared that the trip to D.C. might be nothing more than an anthropological lesson in how a country previously renowned for its scientific prowess began its decline. But we were wrong to worry — mostly.
ScienceDaily – Scientists have found evidence in human and animal studies that inhaled nanoparticles can travel from the lungs into the bloodstream, potentially explaining the link between air pollution and cardiovascular disease.
Over 600 locations held a March for Science this past Saturday, April 22. SciPol is collecting articles, perspectives, and opinions about all the events—what comes next after the March for Science? [Last updated Friday, April 28.]
The Indianapolis Star – The new law requires anyone arrested for a felony to submit a DNA sample, but the sample may not be shipped for identification unless the person was arrested on a warrant or probable cause has been found for a felony arrest.
The New York Times – Aaron Hernandez’s death was ruled a suicide on Thursday by Massachusetts officials, who also said that his brain would be released to an academic center that has researched the links between brain disease and football.