Justifying Science

The science community and the Obama Administration are "expressing serious alarm" about a bill being advanced by Republicans in the House of Representatives that would place new restrictions on research funded by the National Science Foundation, the Huffington Post reports.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.