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A Michigan parent is suing over the state's newborn screening test, Michigan Radio reports.

By state law, infants in Michigan are tested for about 50 genetic diseases using a small blood sample, Michigan Radio adds. It notes that if the results come back positive — which occurs for about 250 babies in Michigan each year — the parents are informed.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.