While searching for the genetic cause of and a treatment for Marfan syndrome, researchers have possibly found a way to help other patients with enlarged aortas as well, writes Gina Kolata at the New York Times.

People with Marfan syndrome typically are thin with long limbs and flexible joints. They also develop heart problems as the aorta grows.

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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.