In Genome Research this week, an international team of researchers reports on its reconstruction of ancient mitochondrial DNA links between Europe and Africa. The team analyzed 69 mitochondrial genomes belonging to various sublineages of macro-haplogroup L from a wide range of European populations.

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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.