Soon there'll be a DNA database for anything you can imagine. Today's entry: an Israeli city near Tel Aviv is "setting up a special DNA database of local dogs," according to this BBC story. "They will use the data to match dogs' droppings to owners - and punish those who do not clean up after their pets." Now that's what we all had in mind when genomics took off, right?


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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.