The Herald-Sun – National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins opened a “precision medicine” conference at Duke University on Wednesday by briefing participants about an upcoming, long-term effort to gather health data from 1 million or more people.
In today's Genetics / Genomics SciPol Daily, more uncertainties about California's stem cell agency; improving evolution education by teaching genetics first; and using gene editing to further refine the tomato.
In today's Neuroscience SciPol Daily, more ideas about addressing concussions in football; using neuroscience to better learn an instrument; a DNA vaccine that could protect against Alzheimer's; and neurobehavioral effects of children exposed to pesticides.
ScienceDaily – Plant cell wall growth is typically described as a simple process, but researchers using a microscope that can resolve images on the nanoscale level have observed something more complex.
CNBC – More than a dozen companies have sprouted up in recent years to sell thousands of genetic health tests. But the consumers who order the tests often face months-long waits to get an appointment with a genetics expert who can explain the results.
In today's Robotics / Artificial Intelligence SciPol Daily, future changes to car insurance thanks to self-driving vehicles; a project for the world's first autonomous ship system; and who to blame if an artificial intelligence gets your medical diagnosis wrong.
Hartford Courant – Senate Bill 260 would establish a pilot program in Stamford and three other Connecticut communities to test autonomous vehicles. It would also create a task force that would examine the legal complexities posed by this new technology.