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Those herbal supplements that promise to help you sleep or boost your memory often don't contain the herbs they are supposed to, the New York attorney general says.

An investigation conducted by the state attorney general's office used DNA barcoding to examine the contents of 78 bottles of herbal supplements from a dozen Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, and GNC stores in New York, the New York Times reports.

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The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.

Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.

In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.