NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Europe plans to expand a cancer research consortium to include new genetic risk studies, environmental and genetic interaction efforts, and early detection science.

The Melanoma Genetics Consortium (GenoMEL), led by the University of Leeds' Cancer Research UK Centre, has already identified susceptibility genes and has developed joint data collection for gene and environment interaction studies, according to the EU.

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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.