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The principal investigator of a clinical trial evaluating a drug is facing insider-trading charges, reports Pharmalot's Ed Silverman.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission alleges that, in two separate incidents, Edward Kosinski from St. Vincent's Medical Center in Connecticut sold shares of Regado Biosciences based on information he learned as PI, Silverman says.

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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.