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Orange County Register, Dec. 3, 2015
‘Run, hide, fight’: What to do in a violent ‘active shooter’ situation
John Murray, spokesman for UCI Medical Center, said the hospital included a shooting scenario in a disaster drill earlier this year, imagining a parent demanding the release of his sick, contagious child and waving a gun around. “We can’t completely surprise people,” due to the nature of a hospital, Murray said.

The Economist, Dec. 5, 2015
Time to think carefully
Last month, researchers at the University of California, Irvine, said they had used CRISPR-Cas9 to build what is known as a “gene drive” in mosquitoes. … In mosquitoes, the idea is to spread genes that would make them resistant to the parasite that causes malaria.

FORA.tv, Dec. 3, 2015
The equal protection clause forbids racial preferences in state university admissions
Video: Debating Affirmative Action, Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law, will argue against the motion.

The Age, Dec. 5, 2015
Greenland’s melting ice: the scary truth
“We know the ice can change fast,” says Eric Rignot … professor of Earth system science at the University of California, Irvine … a conclusion borne out by the ice-sheet data he scrutinizes each week. A few decades from now, he says, we may look back with regret, wondering why more of us didn’t see “that the collapse had already started.”

upvoted, Dec. 4, 2015
What’s a tetrachromat? Meet a person who sees 100 million colors
Kimberly Jameson, a University of California, Irvine scientist who studied Antico, wrote that human tetrachromacy may be evolutionarily advantageous … “Color deficient doctors may miss symptoms because of an inability to perceive the color of disease,” explains Jameson.

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