University of Washington researchers present findings from an effort to characterize pathogenic forms of Escherichia coli found outside the intestine, such as in blood or urine samples. The team detected extensive genomic heterogeneity when it did whole-genome sequencing and de novo genome assembly on more than 300 isolates of extraintestinal, pathogenic E.

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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.

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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.