A Brave New World-Indeed

The Trump Administration is backing a new technology for the genetic manipulation of plants and even animals with no intend to supervise or regulate against possible dangers. If left unchecked, it could open a Pandora’s Box of dangers to human health for generations. Yet very little debate is taking place on this dramatic development. Here […]

via US Gov Backs Dangerous New Genetic Manipulation Approach — Astute News

Our voices united are threatened

Lost amid the furor over the Federal Communications Commission’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad decision to reverse net neutrality regulations is another, equally awful ,decision on a program to provide subsidies for broadband internet subscriptions to low-income households in cities and tribal regions around the country. Read More

via Net Neutrality isn’t the only thing the current FCC is screwing up — TechCrunch

A race against time

Biomedical engineering can save lives. It draws on and integrates knowledge from disciplines like engineering, computer science, biomedical sciences, and public health as well as clinical practice. This knowledge is combined to improve health—often through the design of medical devices for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Most of Africa’s medical equipment is imported. “Equipment graveyards” become…

via Biomedical engineers from across Africa are collaborating to build medical devices — Quartz