This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, an international team of researchers report the sequences of 101 monarch butterfly genomes, providing insights into the genetic basis of the insects' migration patterns and coloration. The scientists examined the genomes of monarch butterflies from around the world, including non-migratory and white varieties. Among those that migrate, they discovered genes involved in flight efficiency, including ones that enhance flight muscle function.

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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.