Nearly four months after a US District Court in Connecticut issued an injunction preventing Bio-Rad Laboratories' MJ Research division from selling thermal cycler products, Applied Biosystems parent Applera and Bio-Rad Laboratories announced last week that they had resumed settlement talks to resolve outstanding issues between the firms.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.