Some 3,200 US adults quizzed by the Pew Research Center on a range of scientific topics got an average of eight out of 12 questions correct, the New York Times reports. (You can take the quiz yourself here.)
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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.