The Chinese government is poised to increase science spending as part of its 13th five-year plan, ScienceInsider reports.

"Innovation is the primary driving force for development and must occupy a central place in China's development strategy," Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in a speech at the opening of the two-week National People's Congress.

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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.