Over at Nature's News blog, Eugenie Samuel Reich reports on discussions over "a third big push … [in] federal investment in research universities" at a recent meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in Washington, DC.

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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.