Craig Venter spoke at the TedMed conference in 2010, and the video of his talk on the microbiome, the metabolome, and more is now up. Venter also touches on synthetic genomics and calls his group's 2007 Science paper that changed a cell from species to another "one of the most important studies we've ever done."

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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.