A Different Focus

For better health care in the US, Arizona State University's Michael Crow suggests that the National Institute of Health be restructured to focus more on health care outcomes. He tells The Scientist's Hannah Waters about his idea for a three-institute system, which he also discusses in this Nature article.

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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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In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.