This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Communications, a group of British researchers publishes a study examining epigenetic contributors to the development of type 1 diabetes to better understand environmental influencers of the disease. The team studied a group of identical twins where one had type I diabetes and one did not, identifying a number of changes in the epigenome of the diabetics including ones associated with the regulation of immune cell function.

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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.