Watchful, But Working

Researchers have been particularly outspoken about the US travel ban because they like to collaborate and work with people from different parts of the world who might approach a problem from a different perspective, Rafael Reif, the president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, tells the Los Angeles Times in a Q&A. Reif, it notes, is himself an immigrant, from Venezuela.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.