Successful treatments for Alzheimer's disease have eluded the pharmaceutical industry — every large drug company has had at least one failure, and many small companies have gone out of business trying to find a cure for the tricky mental ailment, In the Pipeline's Derek Lowe says. But there could be a way to get some good out of all those failures.

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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.