Search for the Cause

After two years of not-quite-right diagnoses, Matt and Cristina Might enrolled their son in a genome sequencing study aimed at finding the genetic basis of rare diseases, the New Yorker's Seth Mnookin reports. Bertrand Might, as Mnookin describes, suffers from movement issues, seizures, and the inability to make tears, among other symptoms.

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

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