The blogosphere is all abuzz and demanding answers. A paper appearing as an e-pub ahead of print in Proteomics, called Mitochondria, the missing link between body and soul: Proteomic prospective evidence, purports to use proteomics to disprove the endosymbiont theory of the origins of mitochondria and support a more "realistic alternative." Instead, the authors Mohamad Warda and Jin Han "more logically" suggest:

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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.

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