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It seems people just can't get enough NEMS-MS.

For those of you who haven't been keeping up, that's short for nanoelectromechanical systems-based mass spectrometry — a technology using nanoscale resonators for detection of analytes like proteins and protein complexes.

Last week, Caltech scientists published a paper in Nature Nanotechnology detailing a proof-of-concept study in which they used the method to measure single IgM antibodies in real-time.

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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.