At Eye on DNA, Hsien-Hsien Lei features an article in Minneapolis-St. Paul's Star Tribune, which examines Minnesota's strict newborn genetic testing policy. The test covers a whopping 53 disorders and is one of just a few in the US that includes all the conditions recommended by the American College of Medical Genetics.

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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.