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While patients and their advocates hope that the new 21st Century Cures Act, which was passed by Congress last month, will get treatments approved faster, others worry that changes to how the US Food and Drug Administration regulates drugs and medical devices could make patients vulnerable, NPR reports.

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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.