When Angelina Jolie let the world know that she had a preventive mastectomy based on genetic testing for her BRCA1 status and her heightened breast cancer risk, it was her aim to use her celebrity to boost understanding about genetic risk for the disease.

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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.