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Would You Want To Know The Secrets Hidden In Your Baby's Genes?

A study offering the parents of newborns a scan of thousands of the baby's genes raises a big question: Do you want this kind of information on disease risk in your child's permanent record?

Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager talks with his attorney, Andy Savage, before a hearing on Jan. 4. Brad Nettles/AP hide caption

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For Many, S.C. Police Shooting Trial May Finally Offer A Turning Point

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Beginning at the End George FitzGerald
Knife to the Heart George FitzGerald
Cycles of 9 Mark Pritchard

A picture taken on April 20, 2010, shows a Russian nuclear-capable Iskander ballistic missile launcher during a military parade rehearsal outside Moscow. Russia transferred Iskander-M missile launchers within range of three Baltic states earlier this month. Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'A Dangerous Situation' As U.S.-Russia Tensions Spill Over To Nuclear Pacts

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This Could Be Beautiful (It Is) Metronomy
Beetlejuice Danny Elfman

A portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad is mounted on a wall in Damascus on March 3. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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For Foreign Journalists, A Rare Invitation To Damascus

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Asteroids regularly pass by Earth, as depicted here. A new NASA system called Scout aims to identify the ones that will come closest to the planet. P. Carril/ESA hide caption

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NASA's New 'Intruder Alert' System Spots An Incoming Asteroid

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Tick Of The Clock Chromatics
In the City Chromatics
Ghost Dance Lite
4eva Fate Throwing Shade
4Drake Throwing Shade

Struth photographed Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 2011. "They were actually quite nice together," he says of the experience. (Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh, Windsor Castle 2011) Thomas Struth/Promised Gift to the National Gallery of Art from the Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker hide caption

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Photography Writ Large: The Monumental Art Of Thomas Struth

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Her First Confession Nico Muhly & Teitur
Sick of Fish Nico Muhly & Teitur

Rick Swenson, triumphant in his pumpkin. This photograph was taken when he unofficially broke the record at mile 15.2. Mark Peterson/Courtesy of Rick Swenson hide caption

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He Couldn't Break The Record For Pumpkin-Growing — So He Broke Out A Paddle

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