This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers from Columbia University analyzed 3D structures of protein-DNA complexes, learning that having arginine bind to narrow minor grooves is a "widely used mode for protein-DNA recognition." Seeing variability in DNA shape and electrostatic potential, they say, "is a general mechanism that enables proteins to use information in the minor groove." A News and Views story from Boston University's Tom Tullius

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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.