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May 17th

Genetics / Genomics – SciPol Daily, 17 May 2017

In today's Genetics / Genomics SciPol Daily, DNA tests claiming to inform your personal fitness; dangers of energy drinks for certain individuals; using CRISPR to genetically engineer a virus to fight a citrus disease; and the convincing nature of DNA evidence.

May 17th

U.S. flower sellers rush to destroy illegal GE petunias

Science – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that U.S. flower distributors have begun to destroy countless petunia plants after federal scientists confirmed that they were genetically engineered to produce vivid orange, red, and purple blooms.

May 16th

Robotics / AI – SciPol Daily, 16 May 2017

In today's Robotics / Artificial Intelligence SciPol Daily, how even a few autonomous cars could ease traffic jams; thoughts about how to pay for self-driving car infrastructure; and a new deal between Lyft and Waymo.

May 16th

Neuroscience – SciPol Daily, 16 May 2017

In today's Neuroscience SciPol Daily, treating Parkinson's with an antibiotic; how the brain encodes memory of fear; how depression might be fueling the opioid epidemic; and concerns about both the NHL's and the MLS's concussion protocols.

May 16th

Nanotechnology – SciPol Daily, 16 May 2017

In today's Nanotechnology SciPol Daily, using nanotechnology to securely label valuable products like Pashminas; using nanoparticles to print surgical electronic devices; and applying self-healing technology to lithium-ion batteries.

May 16th

Genetics / Genomics – SciPol Daily, 16 May 2017

In today's Genetics / Genomics SciPol Daily, Energy Secretary Rick Perry donating a DNA sample to the Million Veteran Program; working with health insurance to cover genetic testing; and Maryland's funding of stem cell research.