At his O'Really blog, Duncan Hull posts the rules to playing Fantasy Science Funding. The first step is to choose which funding body you are in charge of and then "fire" subsections of science -- and be as controversial and self-indulgent as you want. Next, you "hire" the areas you want to fund and write it up on a blog.

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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.