Science Send-ups

Could it be that satirical news sources like The Onion, The "Daily Show," or the "Colbert Report" do as good a job getting to the truth of science's place in modern American culture as mainstream consumer publications? Possibly, Joanne Manaster writes for Scientific American.

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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.