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Early Decision

Pregnant with her third child at 40, Melanie Perkins McLaughlin, a documentary filmmaker from outside Boston, did what many women in her situation do: after much...

Why Down Syndrome Is on the Decline

A little over a year ago, Abbie and Rick Smith had a baby they named Noah. They are still smarting from their obstetrician’s words after his birth. “She said,...

New Dolls on the Block

Ever since Barbie and her reality-defying curves stepped into the playhouse, parents have complained that dolls promote an unattainable image of beauty. It's a...

TIME Explains: Genome Sequencing

Nearly every cell in the human body—from the ones in the fingernails to the ones deep inside the brain—contains a complete set of DNA, the operating instructions...

Puppies Keep Lost Boy Warm

This may be the cutest story on the Internet. The last time his parents saw him on Oct. 16, ten-year-old Kyle Camp was at their home in Hackleburg, Ala.,...