In a speech to Congress in February, President Donald Trump praised technological advances the US has made, but the New York Times argues that his budget approach acts against such interests.

"Think of the marvels we can achieve if we simply set free the dreams of our people," Trump said in February. He added that that could lead to "cures to illnesses that have always plagued us" and "American footprints on distant worlds."

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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.