News

Jan 24 2019

CTV News – Maryland's legislature is considering expanding restrictions on how law enforcement uses DNA databases to identify criminal suspects.

Jan 24 2019

STAT – Less than two years after producing an exhaustive report on human genome editing, the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences are planning an international commission on the most controversial use of that technology — creating “CRISPR babies". 

Jan 24 2019

EIA – EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019 includes projections of U.S. energy markets through 2050 based on a Reference case and six side cases that include different assumptions regarding prices, economic activity, and technology and resource estimates.

Jan 24 2019

Science Daily – A newly developed graphene-based implant can record electrical activity in the brain at extremely low frequencies and over large areas, unlocking the wealth of information found below 0.1 Hz.

Jan 23 2019

ABC News – New federal funding is giving more mountain doctors special training to help opioid-addicted patients.

Jan 23 2019

Science News – “What we’ve done is engineered a gene that can be inherited more frequently than it would be by normal Mendelian inheritance,” says Kimberly Cooper, a developmental geneticist at the University of California, San Diego. 

Jan 23 2019

Science – A privately sponsored study has confirmed that the bacteria that cause gum disease are present in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s, not just in their mouths. 

Jan 23 2019

Scientific American – Studies routinely point to postoperative surgical opioid use as a gateway to overuse and addiction. With about 50 million surgeries performed each year, including invasive and non-invasive procedures, about 80% of patients are prescribed opioids to manage pain. Some 2.6 million of them become persistent, long-term users of opioids. 

Jan 23 2019

Politico – The White House is weighing a new round of executive actions to boost the U.S. energy industry in an attempt to portray strength against Russia.

Jan 23 2019

MIT Technology Review – Waymo, Google’s self-driving spinoff, has said it will spend $13.6 million to retrofit an as-yet-unspecified factory in Detroit, hiring up to 400 people, according to the Associated Press. State authorities will hand the company a grant worth $8 million if it fulfills its job pledges.

Jan 23 2019

BBC – Flights were grounded at Newark International Airport in the US state of New Jersey after two drones were spotted flying nearby.

Jan 23 2019

MIT Technology Review – The e-commerce giant is field testing a new machine, called Amazon Scout, for handling some packages.