Advances in genomic tools and their decreasing cost are making them more attractive to use in toxic tort claims, reports.

Toxic torts are personal injury lawsuits in which plaintiffs allege that exposure to a chemical or other substance caused them injury to become ill. Most commonly, says these claims are in regards to exposure to chemicals like asbestos, tobacco, or pesticides and cancer development

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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.