Starting Early

This post has been updated to clarify a comment from Robert Green to the Nature News Blog.

The US National Institutes of Health has made four awards, totaling $25 million over five years, to study whether sequencing the genomes of newborns can uncover more useful medical information than current newborn screens can, according to the agency.

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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.