China's Science

The Washington Post tells the story of BGI's Zhao Bowen, a 17 year-old who began there as a summer intern working on the cucumber genome and now is delving into the genetics of intelligence. More generally, the Post article looks into China's rise in the sciences in general, and in genomics specifically and says that while some Chinese scientists are making tremendous advances, the field is plagued by scams and ethical concerns.

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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.