Genetic tests are helping match patients to treatments that have a better chance of working and are letting some people know their risk of developing such diseases in the first place, but, as the New York Times opinion page notes, others say that DNA testing is too quickly being applied to other areas where the benefit is murkier.

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

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