There's a fine line between creativity and madness, according to a paper appearing in Nature Neuroscience this week. Researchers from Amgen's DeCode Genetics and their colleagues report that high scores on polygenic risk assessment tests for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are also correlated with creativity.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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