FDA Tells 23andMe To Halt Sales Of Genetic Test

The FDA has ordered the genetic test maker to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, citing the product’s lack of scientific support.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science. In a warning letter posted online Monday, FDA regulators say that the Silicon Valley company has not shown that

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Short-Sighted: NCLB Taking Students In Wrong Direction By Cutting Recess, PE

Studies are increasingly revealing the connection between physical exercise and performance in the classroom.

Fourth-grade student Kevin Killion listens attentively to his daily class lesson, all the while walking at a moderate pace on a classroom treadmill. “It gets oxygen in your brain,” the fourth grader told Mint Press News. “I feel like I get a lot of oxygen so I can go back to work and work better.” Killion is among a generation of learners who are

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Report: Colleges Sneakily Use Financial Aid To Attract Wealthier Students At Expense Of Poor

According to the report, private colleges use «merit»-based aid to attract wealthier students instead of improving access to the poor.

A new report out this month found that affluent students are given more financial assistance than their lower-income peers. It’s a trend called “gapping,” where low-income students are given a financial aid package that does not come close to meeting their needs. The report was authored by Stephen Burd, a senior policy analyst with the New America

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Tribunal pakistaní dictamina que los ataques con drones de la CIA son ilegales

Un juez pakistaní dictaminó que los ataques con aviones no tripulados estadounidenses en Pakistán constituyen un "crimen de guerra" y son una "violación flagrante de los derechos humanos básicos".

In the first major Pakistani court ruling on the legality of the CIA’s drone campaign in the country, a Peshawar High Court judge said this morning that strikes are ‘criminal offences.' Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan ordered Pakistan’s government to ‘use force if need be’ to end drone attacks in the country’s tribal regions. He ruled that U.S.

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Relatives Say Cleveland Suspect Had Violent Streak

The mannequin was life-sized, with a mop-like wig and creepy eyes. Sometimes Ariel Castro drove around town with it in the back seat of his car.

The mannequin was life-sized, with a mop-like wig and creepy, slanted eyes. Ariel Castro kept it propped against a wall of his house and liked to use it to scare people. Sometimes he drove around town with it in the back seat of his car. "He threatened me lots of times with it," said Castro's nephew, 26-year-old Angel Caraballo, who was

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North Korea Sees Surge Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

At least 5,000 cases of TB that can’t be treated with conventional antibiotics are reported in North Korea each year.

North Korea is facing a surge of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, or MDRTB, an aid group has warned. At least 5,000 cases of TB that can't be treated with conventional antibiotics are reported in North Korea each year, according to Stephen Linton, chairman of the South Korea-based Eugene Bell Foundation. The true number could be far higher,

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