Newborns in the United States are routinely tested for certain conditions including metabolic and other disorders, and with advances in whole-genome sequencing, researchers and others wonder whether that approach will soon be incorporated into newborn screening programs to detect an even greater range of diseases.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

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In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.