Many people, scientists included, envision genomics research as a group of scientists busily working to locate and identify new genes and then, in the "Eureka!" moment, discovering one and rushing off to publish it in a paper or file it in a patent application. The problem with this picture is that it fails to recognize the IP treasures represented by everything that happens before the "Eureka!" moment. 

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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.