Into Smaller Pieces

A panel has advised the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to end its Large-Scale Collaborative Project Awards Program, also known as glue grants, reports ScienceInsider. The program began in 2000 as a way for NIGMS to fund large-scale biology projects involving multiple researchers at different institutes.

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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.