This Week in Science

In today's Science, proteins rule. A paper out of Jonathan Lin's lab at UCSF looks at the unfolded protein response as a result of stress at the endoplasmic reticulum. Of the three intracellular signaling branches, IRE1 plays a key role in promoting cell survival; and it, along with ATF6, another signaling branch, are turned off after prolonged ER stress.

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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.