Science writer Carl Zimmer takes us on an interesting journey as he probes what good, if any, striving to achieve greatness has in the evolutionary long run. As a contribution to a series of articles on achievement run recently in Forbes,

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.