News Briefings

News briefings will be webcast live from Boston, MA, beginning Thursday, 16 February. Browse the schedule below for news briefing start times and topics.

Schedule subject to change. All times are listed in US Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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Thursday, 16 February


9:00 AM
Science paper: Seagrass Ecosystems Reduce Exposure to Bacterial Pathogens of Humans, Fishes and Invertebrates

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10:00 AM
Addressing Social, Ethical and Regulatory Issues Related to Gene Editing

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11:00 AM
Science Advances paper: Combining contact tracing with targeted indoor residual spraying significantly reduces dengue transmission

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12:00 PM
Biting Back: Robot-Enabled Technology Thwarts Zika Virus Epidemic

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1:00 PM
New Research on Ancient Teeth, Linguistics and Genetics Sheds Light on Peopling of Americas

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2:00 PM
New Wave Brain Imaging Tools: Applications and Results

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3:00 PM
NASW Update: 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists

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Friday, 17 February


9:00 AM
Early Intervention Reverses Vocabulary Deficits for Low-income Children

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10:00 AM
Fungi Joins Microbes in Driving Disease

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11:00 AM
Robots and Cyber Systems to Keep the Elderly Active

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12:00 PM
Health in Your Pocket: Diagnosing and Treating Disease with Smartphones

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1:00 PM
Arsenic in Foods: New Data, New Approaches

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2:00 PM
Privacy and Security in the Digital Age

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3:00 PM
The Search for Life Beyond Earth, the Risks of Space Contamination

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4:00 PM
Exploring Prospects for Deep-Sea Mining

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Saturday, 18 February


9:00 AM
Astrophysics Opens a New Era

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10:00 AM
Implicit Bias: Overcoming Limitations of the Human Brain

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11:00 AM
Building Bio-Machines with Cells

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12:00 PM
Horn-less Cows, Tweaked Plants: Gene Editing in Agriculture

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1:00 PM
A Spotless Mind? Time, Memory and the Brain

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2:00 PM
Protecting Cuba’s Crown Jewels Amid Change

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3:00 PM
Climate Effects: Fish Resettle, Fisheries Adjust

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4:00 PM
Media Availability: Data and Crime

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Sunday, 19 February


9:00 AM
The Future of Everything: Computers 2.0

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10:00 AM
Closing the Achievement Gap at Home, at Play

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11:00 AM
Better X-Ray Technology, More Powerful Precision Medicine

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12:00 PM
Fighting Oral Health Disparities

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1:00 PM
Blue Economy: Creating Incentives for Sustainable Marine Life

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2:00 PM
Danish Science Journalists Association Presentation

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Monday, 20 February


9:00 AM
How We Came To Our Senses: Ecology, Evolution and Future of Human Sensation

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