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The Health & Science section in the Tuesday print edition of The @washingtonpost is dark this week, but we'll be back next week. Thanks to everyone who wrote or tweeted to ask why it was missing today -- especially everyone who said it's the best section of the paper!
No one gene determines sexual orientation, but genetics do play a part in shaping sexuality, huge new study says. By @lindseybever
“Every case of congenital syphilis that we see is an absolute, shameful failure of public health because it is completely preventable.” By @lindseybever
Angelo Grubisic was a lecturer in aeronautics and advanced propulsion and a champion wingsuit flier. He died with his wingsuit on.
Scoop: FDA and state labs have found vitamin E acetate in vaping products used by people sickened with a mysterious lung illness. It's not supposed to be in there. @bylenasun
Forest elephants are vanishing, and they might never recover from poaching @bydarrylfears
Trump to select Scott Gottlieb, a physician with deep drug-industry ties, to run the FDA
NASA’s Cassini catches sunlight glinting off the oceans of Saturn’s moon