Statistical significance — getting to that p value cutoff of 0.05 — may not be all it is cracked up to be. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, Texas A&M University's Valen Johnson examines how classical statistical testing matches up to Bayesian evidence thresholds.

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In Nature this week: factors affecting the success of whole-genome sequencing for routine clinical diagnosis, and more.

A large meta-analysis from an international team reports that nature and nurture have about an equal overall influence on human traits.

The Lasker Foundation's Claire Pomeroy laments the state of NIH funding at Forbes.

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