This Week in Science

A team led by investigators at the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine shows in a Science paper published online in advance this week that the transcription factor c-Maf/c-MAF "is crucial for mechanosensory function in mice and humans." The team also reports that humans with a dominant mutation in the c-MAF gene are sensitive to high-frequency vibrations.

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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.