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Adding to its molecular diagnostics development efforts, Beckman Coulter said last week that it has agreed to buy the remaining 80.1 percent of NexGen Diagnostics, a spin-out of Lumigen, that it did not already own.

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The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.