An Open Box

As more technology companies move into biomedical research, Sage Bionetworks' John Wilbanks and the Scripps Research Institute's Eric Topol write at Nature that there's a danger that any data that companies gather will be inaccessible to patients and researchers.

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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.