FOXG1 mutations are exceptionally rare — only about 300 people in the world are known to have the syndrome — but in an against-all-odds twist, one of the few people who is studying the syndrome learned a few years ago that her daughter has it.
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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.
Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.
Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.
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