Officials at Harvard University have been busy, if the Allston Initiative is any guide. The university just released the initiative, which comprises expansion plans that will dedicate billions of dollars over the next 50 years to drastically updating the campus, according to this wire story.

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

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.