Battle Over

OpenSNP has won Mendeley and the Public Library of Science's Binary Battle that set the challenge of making research more open using those companies' tools, and will receive the grand prize of $10,001. The openSNP tool allows customers of some direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to upload their raw results, share them, and learn about their variants from the literature.

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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.