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My Genome, My Self

In the coming era of consumer genetics, your DNA will have much to tell you about the biological bases of your health, your physique and even your personality. But will this knowledge really amount to self-knowledge?...

14 Percent of U.S. Adults Can't Read (LiveScience.com)

LiveScience.com - About 14 percent of U.S. adults won't be reading this article. Well, okay, most people won't read it, given all the words that are published these days to help us understand and navigate the increasingly complex world.

Protests or not, Japan keeps eating whale (AP)

AP - As diners sit down to lunches of whale meat in Tokyo and elsewhere across the nation, Japan's whaling fleet is on its annual hunt in the Antarctic, drawing protests from environmental groups, international governments and whale-lovers worldwide. So why does Tokyo persist?

The Nation's Weather (AP)

AP - Active weather was to move into the eastern third of the country on Saturday. Heavy snow was forecast for the Ohio Valley and southern Great Lakes. Rain and some freezing rain were also likely through the Southeast and into the Tennessee Valley. Snow was to develop through New England. Various Winter Storm Warnings were in effect for this storm from the Ohio Valley through southern New...

Salmonella in 42 states; Minn. eyes peanut butter

(AP) -- Federal officials have not yet identified the cause of a salmonella outbreak striking almost 400 people in 42 states, but state officials in Minnesota said Friday they believe peanut butter may be involved. On Friday, the Minnesota Department of Health said preliminary laboratory testing found salmonella bacteria in a 5-pound container of King Nut brand creamy peanut butter. The tests...

High insulin levels raise risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women

Higher-than-normal levels of insulin place postmenopausal women at increased risk of breast cancer, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University report. Their findings, published in the January 7 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, suggest that interventions that target insulin and its signaling pathways may decrease breast cancer risk in these...