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Doctors’ visits will soon include the sequencing of "at least part of your genome." If scientists don’t clearly explain the reasons for this, they’ve failed the taxpayers who fund their research.

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Prolonged graduate education hampers promising careers, says Gregory Hannon. Better to give scientists hands-on experience early.

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As sequencing individuals’ genomes becomes cheaper and easier, how can we prevent the release of private genetic information onto the Web?

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Finding the common point of vulnerability that makes threatened cells collapse may help science overcome the troublesome uniqueness of human cancers.