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The Consequences of Sequencing Healthy People
The Consequences of Sequencing Healthy People

The first randomized trial to examine whole-genome sequencing in healthy people uncovers disease-causing genetic variants, but the overall benefits to this population are ambiguous.

How Roundworms Sleep
How Roundworms Sleep

When Caenorhabditis elegans surrenders to slumber, the majority of its neurons fall silent.

Gut Feeling
Gut Feeling

Sensory cells of the mouse intestine let the brain know if certain compounds are present by speaking directly to gut neurons via serotonin.

Lords of the Flies
Lords of the Flies

Biologists’ walk in the woods sparks the creation of a masterful fruit fly field guide.