This Week in PNAS

Korean researchers sequenced the genome of a bacteria-infecting marine virus that could be cultured in the lab and used the genome data to help interpret metagenomic sequence data for phages found in the ocean in general — work they describe the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The team sequenced the 55,000 or so bases of the HMO-2001 genome, representing a bacteriophage from a widespread marine phage clade called SAR116.

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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.