Lining up genome sequences from different primates gives researchers a peek into the history of these species, when they split off from one another, and how the populations changed. "We were interested in trying to learn about the history of chimpanzees and bonobos, which are our closest living relatives that are not human," says David Reich, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.