This Week in PLOS

University of Florida researchers looked at genetic variation in lice in the context of louse ecotype and the infected human population in a PLOS One study. Investigators turned to genomic analyses to find 15 louse microsatellite markers that they subsequently used to genotype head and clothing lice from nearly 100 individuals in North America, Central America, Asia, and Europe.

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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.