This Week in PLOS

University of Colorado at Boulder researchers Jonathan Leff and Noah Feirer took stock of the microbial communities found on fresh fruits and vegetables for a PLOS One study. The pair used 16S ribosomal gene sequencing to canvass microbial community members on 11 types of fruit and vegetables purchased at Boulder grocery stores (including organic and non-organic representatives, in most cases).

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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.