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U.S. News & World Report - It is still in its infancy, but a genomic medicine revolution is underway in leading children's hospitals, transforming the diagnosis and treatment of a growing list of childhood ailments, researchers said Friday.

ProPublica - Where traditional DNA analysis involves manually and visually interpreting DNA markers, TrueAllele runs DNA data through complex statistical algorithms to calculate the likelihood that a particular person’s DNA is present in a mixture.

STAT - It’s a vicious cycle, but not uncommon. Election-related stress is everywhere. But mental health professionals say this year’s campaign has brought a marked increase in patients presenting with anxiety and other disorders.

The Washington Post - The Boston University Brain CTE Center announced that it was a severe case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy that killed former New England Patriots and Phialdelphia Eagles fullback Kevin Turner, not ALS.

Science Magazine – I decided to test what one investigator told me: CRISPR may sound intimidating, but it is so simple to use that "any idiot" could do it.

Medical Xpress - Researchers in Japan have improved a potential treatment for a rare genetic disease, decreasing its negative toxic effects by threading it onto a dumb-bell-shaped chain and holding it in place until it reaches its target.

Science Daily - The latest developments in prenatal technology conceived by scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine that make it possible to test for genetic disorders a little more than one month into pregnancy were revealed this week in Science Translational Medicine.

The Indianapolis Star - Ohio, unlike Indiana, routinely collects DNA samples from people arrested on felony charges, even if they are not convicted. Now a group of Indiana officials are arguing that expanded DNA databases can help them corral violent offenders.

Science Magazine - Two papers show that some 3 months after the 2013 Ebola outbreak took off in West Africa and became a full-blown epidemic, the virus underwent a mutation that made it better suited for humans than for its presumed natural host, a fruit bat species.

The Guardian - The devastating impact of cigarette smoke on the body’s DNA has been laid bare by the first comprehensive study into the damage tobacco inflicts on human cells.

EP Vantage - If the polls are correct, biopharma’s biggest worry regarding the US election is not whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is chosen to be president, but rather whether the Republican party holds its congressional majority.

The Huffington Post - Dr. Eugene Gu is on the verge of his second major scientific breakthrough. But Gu’s research hit a snag in April 2016 when two armed United States marshals banged on the door of his studio apartment.