Almost anyone who has applied for a patent has probably been asked by their attorney if they received any government funding for the development of their invention. Most inventors and companies simply provide a list of grant or contract numbers without a second thought. 

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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.