Researchers who hope to bring the northern white rhinoceros from the teetering edge of extinction — there are only two northern white rhinos left, both female and both in captivity — have sequenced the animal's genome, the New York Times reports.

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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.

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