Here's a cringe-worthy story from the Wall Street Journal about new tactics from opponents of evolution -- specifically, how critics have taken to lobbying state legislators to pass so-called academic freedom bills "that would encourage or require public-school teachers to cast doubt on a cornerstone of modern science," the article says. "The common goal: To expose more students to articles and videos that undercut evolution."

 

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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.