A former assistant professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine has been charged with attempted second-degree murder after firing a shotgun at the school's dean outside a deli north of New York City, the New York Times reports. Dennis Charney, the MSSM dean, and another, unnamed individual sustained non-life-threatening injuries, it adds.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

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In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

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