The Wall Street Journal has an article about using genomics to develop vaccines -- something that Novartis in particular has been developing. A vaccine for a certain form of meningitis, for instance, is showing promise in clinical trials and "Novartis plans to move [it] into a much-larger test involving thousands of children next year, says Rino Rappuoli, an Italian scientist who heads Novartis's vaccine research," according to the article.


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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.