TS Picks: August 25, 2016

Brain’s energy needs and human decision-making; science and the US presidential election; modifying Cas9; regulating lab-made meat, milk

Tracy Vence
Aug 25, 2016
PIXABAY, TUMISU

Selections from The Scientist’s reading list:
 

  • “Because neurons are so energy-hungry, the brain is a battleground where precision and efficiency are opponents.” —Quanta Magazine on the neuroeconomics of human decision-making
     
  • Nature News on President Obama’s science legacy and the 2016 presidential candidates’ stances on science
     
  • Which US regulator should be in charge of lab-made animal products? “Although biotechnology may make it harder to define new food products, it could also facilitate more precise safety measures,” Science reports.
     
  • Science News on how scientists are using souped-up Cas9 enzymes to apply CRISPR-based gene-editing in new ways

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TS Picks: August 25, 2016

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