Here's why we're grateful for the New York Times' science section: this article reports on a paper published recently demonstrating that "the more beer a scientist drinks, the less likely the scientist is to publish a paper or to have a paper cited by another researcher."

But it's not as simple as separating out the lushes from everyone else, the article says.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.