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At the 4th National Conference on Genomics and Public Health in Maryland this week, the CDC's Nicole Dowling said that, despite its slow nature, the research of human genomics has a place in public health preparedness and battling and containing outbreaks of infectious disease. Being prepared to confront health threats requires effective surveillance and rapid response to outbreaks and environmental disasters, Dowling said.

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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.