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Laurie Glimcher, a Harvard University professor, has been named the new dean of Weill Cornell Medical College. Glimcher is also on the board of directors of Bristol-Myers Squibb and Waters, and is on Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's advisory board.

John Mattick is the new executive director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. He succeeds John Shine, who is retiring.

Mark Guyer, who currently directs the National Human Genome Research Institute's Division of Extramural Research, has been appointed the institute's deputy director.

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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.