Derek Lowe is used to sketching out compounds that don't yet exist, which he shares in this post at In the Pipeline. But just because there are no literature references doesn't mean a compound is not commercially available for research purposes. He says you "don't have to go that crazy to leave the paved roads behind," as there are many structures that haven't been explored yet.

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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.