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This online seminar details the results of the first phase of an ongoing study being conducted by the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities' Research Groups that aims to evaluate the performance of six next-generation sequencing platforms: Illumina HiSeq 2000/2500, Illumina MiSeq, Roche 454 GS FLX, Life Technologies Ion Torrent PGM, Life Technologies Ion Torrent Proton, and Pacific Biosciences PacBio RS.

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.