They essentially IGNORED the really BIG story...

Lindsey Smith
Tue, 4 Dec 2001 11:17:44 -0800

I said:
> Along those lines, the NY Times Magazine had an article on an Italian
> with fatal familial insomnia. Around middle age, the afflicted family
> members suddenly stop sleeping, quickly fall into dementia then die.
> frightening. And now there's a genetic test that can tell you whether or
> it will happen to you.
> The full article is no longer free, but you can at least read a bit.
> "To Sleep No More" by D.T. Max
> May 6, 2001

Ay caramba, 2 seconds on Google found a full copy of the article: