This Week in Nature

In early online publication in Nature this week, I. Sadaf Farooqi at the University of Cambridge and the Sanger Institute's Matt Hurles are senior authors on work that found large, rare deletions associated with early-onset obesity.

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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.