The New York Times book reviews this weekend covers Blood Matters, a book by Moscow-based journalist Masha Gessen, who describes her experiences and the effect on her family of testing positive for the BRCA1 mutation. The Times calls the book very funny and liberating, and concludes that "it's also very lucid, even when the science gets complex."

 

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.