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James Watson speaks with the UK's Telegraph about his quest for the "holy grail" of neuroscience, to use genetic research to uncover the cause of mental disorders and use that to treat and cure them. He says he is motivated by his son Rufus' schizophrenia, which has led him to be hospitalized, and Watson says that the decreasing cost of sequencing will make this work "feasible and affordable."

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.

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