This Week in Science

In Science this week, researchers describe their determination that N-terminally (Nt) acetylated Met residue could act as a degradation signal (degron), targeted by the Doa10 ubiquitin ligase, in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. They also show that Doa10 also recognized the Nt-acetylated alanaine, valine, serine, threonine, and cysteine residues.

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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.