This Week in Nature

In an advance, online publication of Nature this week, an international research collaboration reports their resequencing of the chicken genome. Using a massively parallel sequencing approach, the team sequenced and analyzed the Gallus gallus domesticus genome to 44.5-fold coverage and identified selective sweeps of favorable alleles, as well as candidate mutations which may have played a role in the animal's domestication.

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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.