Does a greater degree of inter-disciplinary collaboration within and among universities lead to more entrepreneurship and technology transfer?

Early results of a study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management suggests that it might — but only to an extent, as their work also seems to indicate that interdisciplinary teams must be tightly knit and have a local flavor for it to work.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.