This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, two University of Washington researchers discuss the lack of diversity in genomic research, calling it "an embarrassing bias" for the field. They note that a 2009 investigation showed that 96 percent of the participants in genome-wide association studies were of European descent and that while the proportion of samples from non-European individuals has increased to nearly 20 percent since then, this is primarily due to increased studies of Asian populations.

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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.