Passing It On

Epigenetics may give a clue as to one way that the effects of abuse are passed on to children, The Economist says. University of Konstanz researchers Axel Meyer, Thomas Elbert, and their colleagues used bisulfite sequencing to examine the DNA methylation status of the offspring of mothers who were physically or psychologically abused during pregnancy.

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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.