New York Times science writer Amy Harmon took home the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism on Monday for her series of articles on genetic testing, says Jonathan Eisen at The Tree of Life. "Overall, I like her reporting," Eisen says. "What we all really need to do is convince her to start a blog.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

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