The Bush administration announced Monday that it will nominate Lester Crawford, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration since March, to be commissioner of the agency, filling the opening created when Mark McClellan was appointed to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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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.