Sara Terry and her son, Christian, in Spring, Texas. After sequencing Christian's genome, doctors were able to diagnose him with a Noonan-like syndrome. Eric Kayne for NPR hide caption

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Doctors Sift Through Patients' Genomes To Solve Medical Mysteries
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Surgeons transplant a kidney in 8-year-old Sarah Dickman at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in 2008. The proposed changes in the transplant list attempt to maximize kidney life in young patients. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Who's Next In Line For A Kidney Transplant? The Answer Is Changing
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Watson, now 84, says sequencing helped explain his past sensitivity to certain drugs. But he didn't want to know everything his sequenced genome revealed about his health future. Courtesy of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory hide caption

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Scientists See Upside And Downside Of Sequencing Their Own Genes
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Slides containing DNA sit in a bay waiting to be analyzed by a genome sequencing machine. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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As Genetic Sequencing Spreads, Excitement, Worries Grow
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Human chromosomes like these contain genes and lots of other genetic material whose function has been a mystery. National Cancer Institute via AP hide caption

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Scientists Unveil 'Google Maps' For Human Genome
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Social worker Shannon Coyne and her husband decided against circumcision for their son, now 11 months old. The nation's most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and that insurance companies should pay for it. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Pediatricians Decide Boys Are Better Off Circumcised Than Not
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Health officials say they're worried that one day there will be no more antibiotics left to treat gonorrhea. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Gonorrhea Evades Antibiotics, Leaving Only One Drug To Treat Disease
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CDC Warns About Reemergence Of Swine Flu In U.S.
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Christopher Doll releases fish into the water of a neglected pool to kill mosquitoes that might carry West Nile Virus in Concord, Calif., in 2009. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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West Nile Virus Makes A Comeback This Summer
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The white arrows in these two tumor samples point to a subset of tumor cells that are in a resting state. Nature hide caption

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Lab Findings Support Provocative Theory On Cancer 'Enemy' Within
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Pedometer, an app, keeps track of your steps, distance traveled and calories burned. Benjamin Morris/NPR hide caption

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When Does An App Need FDA's Blessing?
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Human embryos under a microscope at an IVF clinic in La Jolla, Calif. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Can IVF Treatments Reverse A Woman's Biological Clock?
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FDA Approves First New Weight-Loss Drug In More Than A Decade
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Which one of these sunscreens would be considered safe and correctly labeled by the Food and Drug Administration? Not a single one. Safe sunscreens are SPF15 or higher, and the new rules require those with broad-spectrum protection to include the term next to and in the same style as the sun protection factor. Benjamin Morris/NPR hide caption

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Consumers Stuck With Murky Sunscreen Labels Another Summer
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