The Verge – Waymo reached an important milestone recently: since mid-October, the company has been operating its autonomous minivans on public roads in Arizona without a safety driver — or any human at all — behind the wheel.
Science – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has withdrawn a plan to overhaul how it regulates biotechnology products such as genetically engineered (GE) crops.
Inverse – An Obama-era proposed policy to have cars communicate has reportedly been halted by the Trump Administration.
The Hill – The Trump administration is already in the process of updating its federal guidance for driverless vehicles, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Thursday.
The New York Times – President Trump’s bipartisan commission on the opioid crisis made dozens of final recommendations to combat a deadly addiction epidemic, ranging from creating more drug courts to vastly expanding access to medications that treat addiction.
National Institutes of Health – Research geared toward understanding how epigenomic changes are influenced by social experiences may lead to a better understanding of mechanisms and pathways that may ultimately affect minority health and health disparities.
National Institutes of Health – The NIH has awarded grants to five teams of experts who will study the neuroethical issues surrounding the use of deep brain stimulation in neuropsychiatric and movement disorders and appropriate consent for brain research.
Air Force Times – The portable device would be used on the battlefield to assess combat-related traumatic brain injury at the point of injury.
The New York Times – President Trump on Thursday directed the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency, taking long-anticipated action to address a rapidly escalating epidemic of drug use.
Department of Transportation – President Trump directed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao to launch an initiative to safely test and validate advanced operations for drones in partnership with state and local governments in select jurisdictions.