On the heels of presidential hopeful Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) referring to Galileo Galilei in his comments doubting climate change, Scientific American is putting a call out to round up "stupid science statements" made by public figures. "How often have you witnessed a public figure make a false or inaccurate scientific claim?

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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.