A Proposal

Ron Paul (R-Tx.) released a new proposal to cut federal spending for research in a budget plan he says he will enact if elected president of the US in 2012, reports ScienceInsider's Jeffrey Mervis.

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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.