In this week's Nature, a team led by Washington University School of Medicine researchers reports using a genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 screen to identify a cell surface receptor used by the chikungunya virus to infect cells.
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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.