This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team from the University of Michigan describes how certain deep-sea viruses have acquired sulfur-oxidizing genes from bacteria that thrive at those depths. The researchers sequenced the genomes of 18 bacteriophages, obtained from hydrothermal vent plumes, that specifically infect a group of marine bacteria.

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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.