Links 7/16/16

Links for you. Science:

FDA advances Precision Medicine Initiative by issuing draft guidances on next generation sequencing-based tests
Ancient rock art’s colours come from microbes
Zika raises profile of more common birth-defect virus: Cytomegalovirus is a much greater global problem than Zika.
UK scientists dropped from EU projects because of post-Brexit funding fears
How a single word sparked a four-year saga of climate fact-checking and blog backlash

Other:

Should the Democratic Party Be Added to the Endangered-Species List?
Ancient History
A Propagator of Race Hatred and Violence
DC Home Rule almost had… the FBI picking the police chief
Where Background Checks Work
New IDF Chief Rabbi Says Soldiers Can Rape Arab Women During Wartime to Boost Morale
The (G.O.P.) Party’s Over (though $100 billion? Embiggen it!)
Child Care Expansion Takes a Toll on Poorly Paid Workers
With Competition in Tatters, the Rip of Inequality Widens
Bayh (the
D.C. Council Seeks to Strengthen Lead Testing in Public Facilities
Baton Rouge’s Mayor Fired A Police Chief Who Wanted To Reduce Racial Profiling
The blowback from Hillary bashing: Right-wing attacks thwart reasonable criticism of Clinton’s campaign
How The UK Got A New Prime Minister, Explained For Americans
Chin Up
The NRA’s dystopian vision of America
After Dallas Shootings, Police Arrest People for Criticizing Cops on Facebook and Twitter (but online death threats against women…)

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