This Week in Cell

University of Washington researcher Evan Eichler and colleagues from centers in the US, UK, and Europe describe an autism spectrum disorder subtype that involves mutations to CHD8, a gene coding for a chromodomain helicase DNA-binding protein. Based on past studies pointing to recurrent disruptions in CHD8 in individuals with ASD, the team set out to find additional cases with such alterations and determine what, if any, features they shared.

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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.