The University of California, Berkeley's plan to offer incoming new students a test of their lactose, alcohol, and folic acid metabolizing genes, and thus foster talk about genetic testing, has drawn both criticism and praise.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.