A Change of Heart?

The backlash against the South Korean government's plan to remove evolution from high school science textbooks has caused officials to reconsider, reports ScienceInsider's Rachel Nuwer. In May, a South Korean creationist group called the Society for Textbook Revise petitioned the government to drop two examples of evolution from high school texts in that country.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

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