In a speech in Stockholm, Elizabeth Blackburn said that scientific institutions could have more flexible work arrangements that would allow more women to gain leadership roles, reports the Wall Street Journal Health Blog. "The career structure is very much a career structure that has worked for men," she says. "But many women, at the stage when they have done their training really want to think about family ...

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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.