GTO very nearly derailed this morning, and it's all thanks to this Technology Review article on "Gifts for Geeks." With a siren-song headline like that, it took all of our self-restraint to come back to the land of the Daily Scan. Don't miss this roundup of gift ideas "for the science enthusiast in your life," as TR puts it.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

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