Jonathan Rothberg is searching for a genetic basis to mathematical prowess, reports Erika Check Hayden at Nature News. Rothberg and Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Max Tegmark have embarked on what they call Project Einstein to search through the genomes of mathematicians and theoretical physicists to see what makes them tick, or at least gives them their math abilities.

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