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Debating UK approval of gene editing in human embryos

Debating UK approval of gene editing in human embryos
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French Fabien Danjan of CNRS (French Reseach Institut Center) introduces embryonic stem cells to set a genetically modified line.; Credit: ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images LONDON (AP) – In a landmark decision that some ethicists warned is a step down the path toward “designer babies,” Britain gave scientists approval Monday to conduct experiments in which they will […]

Covered Cal. enrollment ends Sunday. Here’s what you need to know about costs and penalties

Covered Cal. enrollment ends Sunday. Here’s what you need to know about costs and penalties

Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee.; Credit: Max Whittaker/Getty Images Open enrollment for California’s health insurance exchange Covered CA ends this Sunday, January 31 and this year will see the highest penalties yet for people who do not purchase coverage. The penalty for adults is $695 per adult and $347 per child with a family […]

Policy experts debate viability of Senator Bernie Sanders’ health care plan

Policy experts debate viability of Senator Bernie Sanders’ health care plan

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.; Credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images Presidential hopeful, Senator Bernie Sanders unapologetically warned during a CNN town hall earlier this week that taxes would go up if he is elected President, especially to pay for his universal Medicare-for-all health care plan. […]

Policy experts debate viability of Senator Bernie Sanders’ health care plan

Policy experts debate viability of Senator Bernie Sanders’ health care plan

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.; Credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images Presidential hopeful, Senator Bernie Sanders unapologetically warned during a CNN town hall earlier this week that taxes would go up if he is elected President, especially to pay for his universal Medicare-for-all health care plan. […]

Implications of AQMD lawsuit against SoCal Gas alleging company to blame for leak

Implications of AQMD lawsuit against SoCal Gas alleging company to blame for leak

A Porter Ranch residents protest outside a meeting of the Air Quality Management Board (AQMD) over the continuing gas leak.; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images Alleging that the company created a public nuisance, the South Coast Air Quality Managment District filed a lawsuit against Southern California Gas Company on Tuesday seeking damages that could add up […]

Possible solutions to slumping ridership on Metro buses, trains

Possible solutions to slumping ridership on Metro buses, trains

SAy Area Rapid Transit (BART) customer waits for a train at the Embarcadero station August 14, 2009 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images After reporting a nine percent decrease in average weekday boardings from nearly one and a half million in 2014 to 1.36 million in the second quarter of 2016, Metro officials […]

Former U.S. Marshal on red flags that could have prevented OC prison break

Former U.S. Marshal on red flags that could have prevented OC prison break

Authorities are searching for three inmates who escaped from Orange County Central Men’s Jail Friday. All are wanted for violent crimes. ; Credit: screengrab from NBCLA The hunt is still on for three inmates who broke out of the Men’s Central Jail in Santa Ana as jail officials continue to put the pieces of the […]

Former U.S. Marshal on red flags that could have prevented OC prison break

Former U.S. Marshal on red flags that could have prevented OC prison break

Authorities are searching for three inmates who escaped from Orange County Central Men’s Jail Friday. All are wanted for violent crimes. ; Credit: screengrab from NBCLA The hunt is still on for three inmates who broke out of the Men’s Central Jail in Santa Ana as jail officials continue to put the pieces of the […]

Former fugitive hunters weigh in on finding the OC fugitives

Former fugitive hunters weigh in on finding the OC fugitives

Screen grab from Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Bulletin (January 23, 2016).; Credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Department In an elaborate escape, three inmates from Orange County Men’s Jail were reported missing Sunday. It was nearly 72 hours after their disappearance when Sheriff’s officials confirmed the breakout of Hossein Nayeri, Jonathan Tieu and Bac Duong. Their escape was […]

Former fugitive hunters weigh in on finding the OC fugitives

Former fugitive hunters weigh in on finding the OC fugitives

Screen grab from Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Bulletin (January 23, 2016).; Credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Department In an elaborate escape, three inmates from Orange County Men’s Jail were reported missing Sunday. It was nearly 72 hours after their disappearance when Sheriff’s officials confirmed the breakout of Hossein Nayeri, Jonathan Tieu and Bac Duong. Their escape was […]