This Week in Science

In Science this week, a trio of researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Indiana University report new data pointing to the importance of histones and related enzymes for maintaining the patterns of gene expression and repression necessary for proper development across generations.

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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.