In an editorial in the Wall Stree Journal, Nobel Prize winner Norman Borlaug and Peter McPherson, president of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, talk about how the US should get a long-term plan to stave off famine in the developing and rural world.

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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.