In a mixed outcome, Texas' State Board of Education voted last Friday, 13 to 2, to drop the "strengths and weaknesses" clause from its science curriculum standards and replace that with a requirement for teachers to encourage students to "analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations

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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.