CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov 22 - South Africa's first and only bioinformatics start-up, Electric Genetics, hopes to corner the market for clustering software with the release next month of updated versions of its core products, StackPack and Stackdb.

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Researchers find that people's genetic influence their success at university, but that it's 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.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.