This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from Georgetown University and elsewhere describe a set of frequently mutated and/or copy number altered genes associated with poor breast cancer outcomes. The team profiled ductal carcinoma in situ samples and took advantage of genomic data on infiltrating ductal carcinoma cases from the Cancer Genome Atlas, looking at the prevalence of cases involving loss or low levels of SYK — a gene suspected of contributing to immunity and cancer risk.

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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.