This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Plants, an international research team presents a high-quality reference genome of Cardamine hirsuta, a close relative of the widely used model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, which they used to gain new insights into the genetics of evolutionary change. The researchers combined comparative genome and transcriptome analyses with experimental approaches to investigate gene function and phenotypic diversification.

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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.