Health Care

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.


Four cancer charities are accused in huge FTC fraud case

The Federal Trade Commission and all 50 states accused four cancer charities — the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Children’s Cancer Fund of America and the Breast Cancer Society — of being “sham charities,” charging that the groups had deceived donors and spent more than $187 million in donations on personal expenses.

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