Long a proponent of taking a top-down approach to systems biology — that is, starting with disease phenotype and clinical data and working back toward an understanding of the disease on a molecular and genomic level — Michael Liebman’s latest move is a chance to prove his approach is as good in action as it is in theory.

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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.