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When Gary Gilliland, the president and director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, predicted that there could be cures for cancer within the next 10 years, he led others in the field to raise their eyebrows.

On CNBC, Gilliland said he's seen tumors "melt away" in patients treated with chimeric antigen receptor T cells that are genetically engineered to seek out cancer cells.

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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.