Parents don't currently have many choices when it comes to testing their unborn children for genetic disorders, says Scientific American's Melinda Wenner Moyer. But now, thanks to an enterprising DTC genetic testing company, parents may soon have a plethora of such tests to choose from.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.