A recent article in Molecular Psychiatry shows that stress in childhood shortens a person's telomeres and affects their health as they grow, says Nature's Marian Turner. The researchers studied children in state-run Romanian orphanages and determined that they had shorter telomeres than children who grew up in foster care.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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