Proponents of personalized medicine say that the incorporation of genomic data will change how patients are treated, but the Mayo Clinic's Michael Joyner and Nigel Paneth from Michigan State University argue that "the assumptions underpinning personalized medicine have largely escaped questioning," a situation they seek to rectify in an editorial appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association

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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

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