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Many families with a child with a rare disease endure diagnostic odysseys in which test after test is performed to try to figure out the cause of the disease. As KCUR's Alex Smith reports, the McWilliams family underwent such testing to understand the neuro-developmental disorder affecting their daughter.

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ScienceInsider reports that a new security policy at the US Food and Drug Administration may prevent foreign nationals from working there.

WBUR in Boston looks into Orig3n's genetic fitness assessments to find more research is needed.

Cleveland.com reports that getting a DNA profile removed from a law enforcement database can be tricky.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutations contribute to non-syndromic craniosynostosis, fungal tree of life, and more.