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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of Nov. 29

The five most-read posts on Scope this week were:

Stanford pediatrician encourages parents to "get the white out" of baby food: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital pediatrician Alan Greene, MD, launches his "WhiteOut" campaign to cut white rice cereal from babies' diets.

Sequencing the genome of the rare albino redwood tree: Stanford and UC Santa Cruz are partnering on research to better understand an elusive and fragile genetic mutation of the Coast Redwood known as the "Albino Redwood." At Stanford, scientists are working to decode the white evergreen's DNA.

Doctors develop first standard-of-care guidelines for congenital muscular dystrophy: An international team of pediatric neurologists has written the first standard-of-care guidelines for children with congenital muscular dystrophy. Ching Wang, MD, PhD, a pediatric neurologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, led the development of the new guidelines.

Medicine 2.0 conference coming to Stanford next year: Medicine 2.0, an international conference on the use of web applications and social media in biomedical research and health-care delivery, is coming to the School of Medicine on September 16, 2011. In this entry, Jenn Stringer, director of Educational Technology at the School of Medicine, discusses what Medicine 2.0 means to her.

Being "emotionally available" may be key to getting your baby to sleep: In one of the first studies to use direct observation of infant sleep patterns, researchers at Penn State University found being "emotionally available" might be key to getting infants and toddlers to sleep better.

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