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Though people are born with a single set of genes, their mental make-up changes over time. In his quest to map the mouse brain connectome, Harvard's Jeff Lichtman and his colleagues are looking to the genome to "find how memories, personality traits, and skills are stored," reports The New York Times.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

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