When voters in Scotland last week decided that the country would remain part of the United Kingdom they not only chose to continue a 400-year-old alliance but also to keep the flow of funding for science heading northwards from the UK government in London.

The 'no' vote on seceding from the UK has many in Scotland's science communities breathing a sigh of relief, according to New Scientist.

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The apple has traveled westward and eastward along the Silk Road, according to a new genetic analysis.

In Nature this week: GWAS data used to reposition drugs for psychiatric use, and more.

Genetic disease risk information doesn't always spur people to make healthy lifestyle changes, according to the Associated Press.

A University of California, San Diego-led team has used liquid biopsies to uncover possible treatments for patients with cancers of unknown primary.