RNA Rules, Dude

Every day is DNA day, but when does RNA get its glory? According to a blog by Alex Palazzo, a postdoc at Harvard Med, 2006 was the year of RNA. His latest blog entry celebrates the triumphs of the DNA counterpart - the Nobel Prize! A 50-year anniversary! - in the past 12 months.


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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.