All of the Dots

The New York Times profiles Eric Schadt, the chief scientific officer of Pacific Biosciences, from his days in the Air Force to working with his new nonprofit, Sage Bionetworks. In the article Schadt is heralded for his unconventional approach — both to his research and attire. The new venture, Sage, has received data and hardware from Merck's Rosetta subsidiary, where Schadt worked until recently.

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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.