Money in the Genomes

Companies are racing to cash in on whatever aspect of the consumer genome they can, writes Alex Lash at Xconomy. He adds many of these ventures are still getting off the ground, but that they are all seeking a slice of all the genetic information that's out there.

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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.