This Week in PNAS

In the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Israel and the US report on results of a population-based screening effort aimed at estimating breast or ovarian cancer risk amongst BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation carriers. The team started by screening healthy Ashkenazi Jewish men to narrow in on families prone to mutations in the two risk genes, before genotyping BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in female relatives from more than 100 families.

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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.