STAT – The reports — which include many inconclusive findings — are not likely to quell the debate over whether cellphone radiation poses a threat to human health.
MIT Technology Review – The first human test in the U.S. involving the gene-editing tool CRISPR could begin at any time and will employ the DNA cutting technique in a bid to battle deadly cancers.
Bloomberg – Fewer Americans are getting cancer, and more of those who do are surviving the disease, according to a new study.
The New York Times – The Environmental Protection Agency will indefinitely postpone bans on certain uses of three toxic chemicals found in consumer products, according to an update of the Trump administration’s regulatory plans.
Axios – Medicine is poised to be one place where AI makes a mark. In a study published this week, researchers report that a machine algorithm was as good — or better — than pathologists at detecting the spread of a type of breast cancer.
Reuters – A test from Foundation Medicine Inc that can detect cancer-causing mutations in 324 genes has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agencies said.
In this week's Genetics/Genomics SciPol Weekly, South Korea relaxes its regulations on gene therapies, a startup company uses stem cells for type 1 diabetes, why some people's genes make it harder for them to lose weight, synthetic biology using bacteria, and how the yeti may actually be a myth after all.
Reuters – A large long-term study on the use of the big-selling weedkiller glyphosate by agricultural workers in the United States has found no firm link between exposure to the pesticide and cancer, scientists said on Thursday.
In this week’s Genetics / Genomics SciPol Weekly, a DIY gene editing company;, privacy policies for DNA tests; gene editing rules in sports; and a scientist who's using pigs to grow human organs.
In this week's Nanotechnology SciPol Weekly, improving quantum technology; a "nano-chemo" particle to address bladder cancer; and a new nanomaterial that may help planes travel at hypersonic speeds.
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday awarded $32 million in research grants to fund 15 clinical studies and six natural history studies for rare diseases.
In this week's Genetics / Genomics SciPol Weekly, a secretive cancer-fighting start-up; using CRISPR to prevent miscarriages; how dogs may help find cancer treatments for humans; and pushes for more newborn genetic screening.