Science Approach

While Brazil hopes to gain an economic advantage from the World Cup taking place there, an editorial in New Scientist says the country should look toward science as a means of boosting its growth.

"Investing in science and technology is perhaps a more reliable route to riches — and one being taken by many emerging economies," the editorial says. "Think of China's burgeoning research base and India's 'geek nation' ambition."

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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.