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Questions have been raised about the work of three more members of the Riken committee that investigated the work of stem cell scientist Haruko Obokata, and Riken President Ryoji Noyori has asked group leaders at the institute to examine their prior publications for evidence of image manipulation or plagiarism, ScienceInsider reports.

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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.