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We could all use a little inspiration on a Monday, so check out physicist Brian Greene's love letter to science, published as an op-ed in the New York Times. He says there should be better ways of teaching science to show students what an integral role it can play in their lives. "Science is a language of hope and inspiration, providing discoveries that fire the imagination and instill a sense of connection to our lives and our world," he writes. He adds:

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Bioethicists disagree with a research team's decision to allow the return of risk results for adult-onset conditions from a newborn sequencing project, according to Reuters.

Alterations to particular gene may enable the Quechua of Peru to better tolerate high-altitude life, Ars Technica reports.

Nature News reports that additional South Korean researchers have included the names of children on scientific papers when they did not contribute to the work.

In PLOS this week: statistical approach to prioritize rare variant searches, gene expression alterations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and more.