Boon and Bane

Personalized medicine may soon offer patients better treatment choices, but it also heralds a day when genomic information is stored in patients' medical records. While having such vast amounts of data linked to medical data would a boon to researchers, it also opens up privacy issues for patients, write Jennifer Kulynych, senior counsel at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Hank Greely, the director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford University at Slate.

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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.

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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.