This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Biology this week, scientists led by Nicole Washington at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Melissa Haendel at the University of Oregon tested the hypothesis that "ontological annotation of disease phenotypes will facilitate the discovery of new genotype-phenotype relationships within and across species." Using a novel Entity-Quality methodology, they compared gene-linked disease phenotypes among model organisms, including zebrafish, and found that they could

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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.