Weekly Roundup

It’s a women’s magazine headline! No, it’s a stand-up routine! No, it’s a recent study in PLOS ONE: men can’t read women’s emotions.

Changes in the upcoming 5th edition of the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) have been in the news this week. The best simile’s from Slate: “If we think of having a diagnosable mental illness as being under a tent, the tent seems pretty big. Huge, in fact.”

In light of the recent measles epidemic in the UK, Andrew Wakefield blames the government in a statement for The Independent. The paper quickly followed up with a damning article, with critics calling the whole episode “lunacy.”

The US Supreme Court is debating whether human genes can be patented, as Myriad Genetics defends their patents on breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. It may all come down to “snipping.”

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