This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a team led by Harvard Medical School investigators report the results of a screening experiment of genomes of more than 1,000 modern-day humans, finding that present-day humans bear traces of Neandertal ancestry, but that Neandertal DNA is not distributed uniformly across the human genome.

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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.