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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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.