Since British geneticist Anthony Allison found that individuals with a mutated copy of the sickle cell anemia gene are protected from malaria 67 years ago, researchers have wondered about the relationship between the two diseases, says Nature News' Meredith Wadman. Now, thanks to a new paper in Science, they have an answer.

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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.