The Guardian – Doctors in Newcastle have been granted permission to create Britain’s first “three-person babies” for two women who are at risk of passing on devastating and incurable genetic diseases to their children.
Science – Since U.S. President Donald Trump took office, expert panels that provide key federal agencies with science advice have had fewer members and met less often than at any time since 1997, when the government started tracking such numbers, a new analysis concludes.
In this week's Neuroscience SciPol Weekly, a judge trying to solve the opioid crisis, birth defects where Zika spread, a new app to treat depression, how to predict who you're friends with, the neuroscience behind comedy, and a stroke crisis in Africa.
The Washington Post – Many of the sharp cuts would probably be restored by Congress, but President Trump’s budget, due out in February, will mark a starting point for negotiations and offer a statement of intent and policy priorities.
Alpha Galileo – The University of Surrey has announced that it will open a new state-of-the-art £4million nano-manufacturing facility that will produce electronics for future smart consumer and industrial products.