| Nov 15, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Members-only shopping destination Rue La La has teamed up with celebrity moms Courtney Cox and Nicole Kidman to curate online boutique. All proceeds go to charity....
| Apr 9, 2011
As she so often does, Marichia Simcik Arese will host one of her unusual crafts boutiques this weekend at her Pacific Palisades home.
And two days after that she will head for Vietnam to encourage the disabled young artists who create chic water bottle...
| Oct 25, 2010
Paul Steven Miller
Lawyer was disability rights expert
Paul Steven Miller, 49, a lawyer who was born with a genetic condition that made him a dwarf and who later became an expert on disability rights, died of cancer Tuesday at his home in the Seattle...
| Jul 11, 2011
Autism is an environmental disorder — at least in some cases. Just as lead paint chips can cause learning disabilities and radon in the basement can cause lung cancer, certain chemicals and other outside influences seem to help set autism in motion....
| Apr 18, 2009
Gregory Cochran has always been drawn to puzzles. This one had been gnawing at him for several years: Why are European Jews prone to so many deadly genetic diseases?
Tay-Sachs disease. Canavan disease. More than a dozen more.
It offended Cochran's sense...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:32 PM
There's a girl I started seeing a few weeks ago and so far, so good—except for one small thing: She texts me all the time. At first it was cute, but now I find it's interrupting my daily flow and work. I should also say that I rarely text, except to...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 5:20 AM
A Silicon Valley startup, 23andMe, has turned a largely academic debate on the privacy of biological data into a public row.
The company, which markets a $99 test to reveal a customer's genomic makeup, is sparring with the U.S. Food and Drug...
| Dec 3, 2013
TAVARES — The students at Tavares Elementary School didn't just open their hearts to Lex Santo -- they emptied their piggy banks for him.
When they learned that Lex, a fellow student, has a rare genetic disorder called mitochondrial disease,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:10 PM
In "Slow Fade to Black," Carrie Mae Weems uses photography and video to tell — or in some cases retell — haunting and elliptical stories about women, African-Americans, and other historically marginalized people who were largely denied the...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Leila, 4, wanted to ask Santa for pink Legos this Christmas. But trying to get the little girl, who has autism, to sit on Santa's lap at the mall had proved difficult in years past.
Early Saturday morning, before White Marsh Mall had formally opened for...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:53 PM
The scars from the transplant surgery mean different things to each of them.
For Karen Forbes, who received a kidney last Wednesday from an anonymous donor, the scar is symbolic of her newfound hope.
"I am able to look forward to the future rather...