Genetic screening for mental health grows rapidly

New tests that identify the best drugs based on a patient’s DNA have limited science behind them and many questions ahead.

US Congressman Patrick Kennedy (left) and his father, US Senator Edward Kennedy in Pawtucket, R.I. in 2006.

Brian Snyder/REUTERS/File

Patrick Kennedy reveals struggles with his father

Kennedy’s new book, scheduled to be released Monday, provides an intimate picture of a dysfunctional family.

From top, Joseph Amoroso, Bella’s biological father; Rachelle Bond; and her boyfriend, Michael McCarthy.

A look at Bella before she was Baby Doe

Bella Bond was in many ways a typical toddler. But her young life was hanging by a thread.

epa04962686 Afghan security forces patrol in Kunduz, Afghanistan, 04 October 2015. The strategic northern city of Kunduz has been under siege since it was captured by the Taliban on 28 September. Afghan forces have reclaimed control of all government buildings, but local officials and residents said the Taliban still control some neighbourhoods. EPA/JAWED KARGAR

Death toll rises to 22 in Afghan hospital airstrike

Doctors Without Borders said three more people died and also said it would depart Kunduz, the city where the airstrike occurred.

Vehicles were stranded on US 17 near Georgetown, S.C., on Sunday.

S.C. residents told to stay inside amid widespread flooding

Rain and flooding in South Carolina cut power to thousands, closed many roads, and prompted officials to tell residents to stay indoors.

Developer turns to Revere mayoral challenger

Charles Lightbody, a felon whose involvement in the Everett casino project triggered a criminal investigation, has turned on his friend, Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo.

// Survivor says gunman spared student to take package to police

As a 26-year-old killer gunned down victims inside a college classroom, he spared one student and gave him a package to deliver to authorities.

Rob Gronkowski is more than a fun-loving goof

Gronkowski wouldn’t be such a dominant football player if he were as dense as he tries to portray himself.

John Farrell will return as Red Sox manager in 2016

Torey Lovullo agreed to a two-year contract and waived the right to pursue any managerial positions for 2016.

Ruth Graham

The unbearable loneliness of creative work

Creative workers may be so spent by the time they get home they are unable to have quality time with their families.


// Free your eyes from the shackles of the shutter

Taking a picture is not the same thing as experiencing a moment.

03unionsquare - Joe Nissebaum of Nissenbaum's Used Auto Parts, Somerville, MA. Nissenbaum's has been owned and operated by the same family since 1910. (Charan Devereaux)

Charan Devereaux

Portraits of Somerville’s Union Square at work

An exhibit opening Sunday features photographs of people and places in Somerville’s changing Union Square.

// Sanders draws big crowds in Mass. campaign swing

Bernie Sanders addressed a near-capacity crowd of 20,000 in Boston, with a few thousand more in an overflow area.

HUBweek 2015

Michael Sandel tackles the big questions

Michael Sandel is leading an all-star panel during Hubweek on the ethical questions that arise from new technologies.

Globe Magazine

// We can do better than one-size-fits-all education

We have the responsibility, and now the tools, to dramatically customize instruction.

// A revolution rattling the world of organ music

The passionate and proudly obscure world of organ building is torn over the revolutionary digital organ created by a Needham company.

The Big Picture

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers in September.


BetaBoston | Innovation Economy

//[1]-4929--90x90.jpg Insight is failure’s silver lining

Failure is an enormously powerful learning experience for entrepreneurs — yet most are happy to leave it behind them, undiscussed.


// Vatican distances pope from Kentucky clerk Kim Davis

The Vatican said the pontiff did not intend the encounter as a form of support for her case.

Nation & World

Tags in this section: