Genome sequencing holds tremendous promise for infants, but issues abound

Genome sequencing can diagnose critically ill infants and discover genetically based conditions that routine blood tests cannot detect. But it is fraught with technical and ethical issues that have some scientists questioning whether every baby should have its genome sequenced and what information children and parents should receive about the results.

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Replica of wall gives hundreds an opportunity to remember those who died in Vietnam

An 80 percent scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., is on display through Monday on the grounds of the National World War I Museum in Kansas City. “You see a lot of grown men cry,” said Bob Collier of Kansas City, one of the volunteers on hand to assist wall visitors.

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Broadway shows reveal grit, beauty and quirky stories

Robert Trussell writes: A theater critic can root for a show based on the subject matter and the artists involved but walk away disappointed. Or On the other hand, sometimes a show you know little about about which you know little takes you by surprise, especially if you’ve conscientiously avoided reading the reams of hype generated by the commercial theater media. A recent quick theater tour of Tony Award-nominated shows offered versions of both experiences.

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