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December 6th

Self-Driving Guidelines Picked Apart

Automotive News – Companies have weighed in on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's guidelines for self-driving vehicles. The most common concern: whether the guidelines go far enough to prevent a regulatory patchwork among the states.

December 6th

Gene editing yields tomatoes that flower and ripen weeks earlier – Using a simple and powerful genetic method to tweak genes native to two popular varieties of tomato plants, a team of researchers has devised a rapid method to make them flower and produce ripe fruit more than 2 weeks faster than commercial breeders are currently able to do.

December 6th

Diagnosing Disease with a Snapshot

MIT Technology Review – Face2Gene, a facial recognition software tool that can aid in rare disease diagnosis, compares pictures of a patient’s face with those of disease composites and returns a series of potential diagnoses, from most plausible to least.