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'Am I My Genes?': Fate, Family And Genetic Testing

Advances in genetic testing have greatly improved the chances for early diagnosis and treatment of disease. But with enhanced knowledge comes difficult decisions.

For Am I My Genes?, Dr. Robert Klitzman interviewed 64 people whose genetics indicate they might face Huntington's disease, breast cancer and other illnesses. These individuals faced a number of big choices: the decision to be tested in the first place, whether to reveal the results to family members and doctors, and how to plan for the future.

Klitzman talks with NPR's John Donvan about the difficult decisions that come along with enhanced genetic information.

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No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's The Night Of, he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy.
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#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today's Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.
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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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The Big Internet Brands Of The '90s — Where Are They Now?

Verizon's purchase of Yahoo will close the book on one of the oldest Internet companies. What happened to the other famous '90s brands, like GeoCities, Netscape and CompuServe? A nerdy remembrance.

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