Judge Sweet's words have been heard all the way in Australia. Lawyers in the land down under are suing four biotech companies, including Genetic Technologies in Australia and Myriad Genetics in the US to challenge the validity of their gene patents, says Life Scientist blogger Tim Dean.

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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.