The journal Science has called the gene-editing tool CRISPR its "breakthrough of the year." In 2015, scientists used CRISPR to make precise changes to DNA in animals, human embryos and — as one team at UC San Diego demonstrated — insects.
U.S. District Judge William Hayes issued his ruling Wednesday morning, a day after a hearing where he heard arguments on making public a security camera video that shows the fatal shooting of Fridoon Rawshan Nehad by a San Diego police officer.
A judge said she will issue a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed by UC San Diego against the director of a nationwide study on Alzheimer's disease, who transferred critical data on the project to the University of Southern California.
Alfalfa is a thirsty plant that uses more water than any other crop in the state. One farmer in the Imperial Valley managed to cut his water use in half, but he says his water-saving methods won't work for everyone.