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Though people are born with a single set of genes, their mental make-up changes over time. In his quest to map the mouse brain connectome, Harvard's Jeff Lichtman and his colleagues are looking to the genome to "find how memories, personality traits, and skills are stored," reports The New York Times.

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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.