Presidential science advisors don't get much of the limelight, but they can achieve a lot behind the scenes in the right situation, John Holdren, who has served as President Obama's science advisor, tells Wired.
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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.