LONDON - Now that the dust is beginning to settle from the debate on the patentability of gene sequences, and as clearer principles are beginning to emerge from European and US patent regulators, a new hurdle for patent applicants has appeared: enforcement. 

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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.

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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.