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Combimatrix Hires Hovanes as lab director; Stephan joins Mitrionics' SAB; Obama taps Brinkman for DOE Office of Science; and more

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Karine Hovanes, Dietrich Stephan, Frank Witney, Lukas Braunschweiler

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Dietrich Stephan, Bruce Korf, Wayne Grody, Gregory Grabowski, Anthony Gregg, Mira Irons, John Mulvihill, Kathleen Rao, Piero Rinaldo, Marc Williams, Daynna Wolff

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.