In the near future — though not quite yet — parents may have to grapple with whether they want to know about variations found within their newborn's genome, the New York Times notes.
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Among Sacks' books was "Awakenings," which was later made into an Academy Award-winning film.
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The popular astrophysicist warned that apathy and even contempt for science in politics could lead to the end of informed democracy.
In PLOS this week: Uncovering variants associated with diabetes-related kidney disease, a sequencing study of hepatitis E viruses circulating in Cambodia, and more.