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When one woman whose family had a history of early onset Alzheimer's disease and her husband had trouble conceiving, they turned to fertility treatments, but the woman, herself a physician, was ambivalent about pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, the Wall Street Journal writes.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.