The US Department of Health and Human Services is transferring millions of dollars from other programs — including at the National Institute of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children, Yahoo News 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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