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The source code of computer programs used in scientific research often goes unreported, says LiveScience. "Far too many pieces of code critical to the reproduction, peer-review and extension of scientific results never see the light of day," Harvard University postdoctoral fellow Andrew Morin tells LiveScience.

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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.