This Week in Science

In this week's online early edition of Science, a team from the University of Cambridge reports on its identification of a genetic mutation that predisposes people to respiratory infections. Using exome sequencing, the researchers searched the DNA of 35 individuals with primary immunodeficiency who experience recurrent airway infections and found a mutation in the gene PIK3CD shared by several unrelated patients.

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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.