This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team of researchers at Rockefeller University publish data from an experiment in which RNA interference was used to screen mouse cancer models for genes involved in squamous cell carcinoma. After silencing the genes in vivo, the researchers looked to see which ones promoted the animal's tumors to progress. In addition to several genes already implicated in cancer progression, the scientists identify a number of ones not previously associated with tumor development.

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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.