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Science Ethics Center Reaches Milestone

Science Ethics Center Reaches Milestone

Oct. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The questions raised by scientific research can be explosive. Should we edit our children’s genes? What safeguards should we put in place for artificial intelligence? How should the public be informed about clinical trials?

Malware Attacks San Ysidro School District, Demands $19K Ransom

Malware Attacks San Ysidro School District, Demands $19K Ransom

Sept. 29
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Malware-infected computers at a local school district this month, deleting emails and forcing the district to temporarily shut down part of its systems.

San Diego's Driverless Car Tests Get People Thinking

San Diego's Driverless Car Tests Get People Thinking

Sept. 28
By Tom Fudge

San Diego County and Chula Vista prepare to become a testing grounds for automated vehicles. Meanwhile, academics and urban planners try to imagine a world where cars drive themselves.

After 66 Million Years, Creature Wins State Dinosaur Honor

After 66 Million Years, Creature Wins State Dinosaur Honor

Sept. 26
By Associated Press

It took about 66 million years, but a duck-billed creature has finally won recognition as California's state dinosaur.

UC San Diego Researchers Discover Clues On What Causes Diseases Lik...

UC San Diego Researchers Discover Clues On What Causes Diseases Like Leukemia

Sept. 21
By City News Service

Previously overlooked sections of human DNA could be the key to breakdowns in the immune system that lead to diseases like leukemia and lymphoma, researchers at UC San Diego announced Thursday.

San Diego Study: California Kids With An Autistic Older Sibling Are...

San Diego Study: California Kids With An Autistic Older Sibling Are Less Likely To Be Vaccinated

Sept. 14
By David Wagner

Only 83 percent of infants with an autistic older sibling are vaccinated, compared with 97 percent of infants in general.

San Diego Researchers Estimate Damage From 'Big One' Along Rose Can...

San Diego Researchers Estimate Damage From 'Big One' Along Rose Canyon Fault

Sept. 14
By David Wagner

It may not have the name recognition of the San Andreas fault, but San Diego's Rose Canyon fault is still capable of inflicting heavy damage, according to a new assessment by local researchers.

New UC San Diego Building Will Bear Indian Philanthropist's Name

New UC San Diego Building Will Bear Indian Philanthropist's Name

Sept. 12
By David Wagner

A new $110 million building was dedicated Tuesday on the UC San Diego campus.

HIV Survivors Give Their 'Last Gift' In A New San Diego Study

HIV Survivors Give Their 'Last Gift' In A New San Diego Study

Sept. 11
By David Wagner

A team of researchers in San Diego says to get closer to an HIV cure, scientists need to study patients at the end of their lives.

In Wake Of Equifax Breach, What To Do To Safeguard Your Info

In Wake Of Equifax Breach, What To Do To Safeguard Your Info

Sept. 8
By Associated Press

Investors were bailing out on Equifax a day after the credit monitoring company said a data breach exposed the Social Security numbers and other personal data of 143 million Americans.