MIT announced that Rafael Reif will be its new president, reports ScienceInsider. "I cannot tell you that it is a dream come true, because it's a dream I never dared to imagine," he says, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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Polygamy amplified a rare genetic disease in area near Arizona-Utah border, BBC Future reports.
Genetic ancestry testing led one woman to learn that her father and another baby boy had been switched at birth, the Washington Post reports.
Simple de-identification methods can protect information in a database from attackers, a new study suggests.
In Science this week: approach to visualize chromatin structure in nuclei, and more.