The Fifth W

The science portion of the National Assessment of Educational Progress exam given to US students in 2009 included interactive tasks to determine how well students could design, analyze, and amend experiments — results from that test show that US students have difficulties with reasoning and explaining research results, reports ScienceInsider.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.