Translation for Tumors


When it comes to the promise of a better future for cancer patients, few are in doubt that genomics will lead the way. Ever since the completion of the Human Genome Project, the world has waited for discoveries that promise to move cancer treatment beyond radiation and surgery and into a world where tumors are dealt with deftly at the molecular level. But it seems that the more genomics data there is, the more difficult it becomes to live up to that promise.

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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.