Food and Drug Administration – The FDA granted accelerated approval to a treatment for patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature—the first time for an approval based on a common biomarker rather than the location in the body where the tumor originated.
PCWorld – Artificial intelligence is where the competition is in IT, with Microsoft and Google both parading powerful, always-available AI tools for the enterprise at their respective developer conferences, Build and I/O, in May.
MedPage Today – Symptomatic of their recent responses to infectious disease outbreaks, federal agencies acted with "a reactive" approach yielding mixed success handling the Zika outbreak, says a new GAO report.
In today's Nanotechnology SciPol Daily, nano-scale magnetic materials for quantum computing; nanocatalysts that generate power from polluted air; a water-repellant mateiral that sheds like a snake when its damaged; and an explainer on nanomedicine.
In today's Genetics / Genomics SciPol Daily, giving rice plants "tunable" immune systems; whether Ancestry.com actually "owns" your DNA data; issues with CAR-T immunotherapies; and 40 new genes that influence your intelligence.
In today's Neuroscience SciPol Daily, investigating a fly's internal compass; a new mental health program in Virginia; concerns with mental health programs in the United Kingdom; and questions about whether doctors should speculate about a President's mental health.
In today's Robotics / Artificial Intelligence SciPol Daily, a drone crash at an MLB game; an airport's work to educate people not to fly drones nearby; and a Chinese company's goal to deliver products weighing up to one metric ton by drone.