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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Speculation that Former National Human Genome Research Institute Director Francis Collins is a frontrunner to become the next leader of the National Institutes of Health was spurred this week after Bloomberg News reported that an anonymous source said Collins is in the late stages of a screening process for the post. The news service cited "a person familiar with the process" as the source of the information.

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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.