Using phylogenetics, scientists have been able to inform prosecutors about how closely related viral or bacterial strains are, information that can help support criminal cases, Nature reports.

"What we are doing is a virus genealogy," the University of Oxford's Oliver Pybus tells Nature.

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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.