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Daniel Tosteson, a former dean of Harvard Medical School who served from 1977 to 1997, died from complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 84. During his decades at the helm of Harvard Med, Tosteson changed how medicine was taught as he embraced case-based learning, reports the New York Times.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

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St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

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