Over at Think Gene, Andrew Yates posts pictures of an "indie genomics lab." He says, "Yes, it can be done, and yes people are doing it." The indie lab includes everything from an old PCR machine to an electrophoresis box to Oragene.

Looks like if your lab is hitting tough times, you can dust off that old equipment under the bench and put it up on Craigslist.

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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.