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Dementia Takes The Stage In 'The Other Place'

In the Broadway play The Other Place actress Laurie Metcalf ("Jackie" on the TV show "Roseanne") plays a scientist suffering from the dementia she studies. Playwright Sharr White discusses the play and the challenge of presenting complicated science on a theater stage.
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Alice Waters And Cathal Armstrong: Kids And Food

Two stars of the organic food movement dish with Kojo about how to get kids to eat healthy.

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Virginia Bill Seeks To Confiscate Guns

Members of the General Assembly are about to consider an effort to tie mental health reform to gun control.


It's Legal For Some Insurers To Discriminate Based On Genes

A 2008 federal law is supposed to protect people from having their genes used against them. But it only applies to health insurance — not, for example, long-term-care insurance. That's exactly the type of insurance people might seek after learning they're genetically predisposed to some medical problem down the road.
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The Ongoing Battle Against Alzheimer's

As part of our Mind and Body series: More than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's, but efforts to find new treatments for the disease have been disappointing. The ongoing battle against Alzheimer's disease.


Anonymity In Genetic Research Can Be Fleeting

Researchers were able to identify 50 people whose DNA had been posted anonymously on the Internet for genetics studies. The results highlight a trade-off in making genetic data widely available for researchers and protecting personal privacy.