A group of researchers want to sequence Leonardo da Vinci's genome, Slate's Future Tense blog writes. They outline their plan to honor da Vinci, who died nearly 500 years ago, in Human Evolution.
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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.