Inpharmatica is making good on its plans to become a drug discovery player. Two weeks after CEO Malcolm Weir told BioInform the company would use its $43 million in second-round private financing to grow its discovery efforts, the company said last week it could see over $20 million in milestone and other payments from a two-year structural genomics collaboration with Swiss biotech company Serono.

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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.