A New Way?

A feature in Esquire tells the story of Stephanie Lee, who was diagnosed with colon cancer earlier this year and given not very much time to live, as Tom Junod and Mark Warren write. Lee's case, though as a 36-year-old woman with "an old man's disease," caught the attention of Eric Schadt at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.