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Testing Human Flaws

While genomic technologies may offer all kinds of ways to improve human life and health, they also may pose some uncomfortable philosophical questions about what it means to be human and imperfect.

In another installment in a series seeking to translate contemporary genomics issues for a popular audience, the Vancouver Sun's Randy Shore says prenatal testing is one particular area in which genomic knowledge can lead to difficult questions.

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In PLOS this week: genetic factors associated with facial features, a new mutation that makes individuals more prone to Brugada syndrome, and more.

Nutrigenomic companies offer gene-based diet advice, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Researchers have found a new kind of virus — one that starts out broken up into five parts.

Nature News explores the president's "science legacy."