This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team led by Imperial College London researchers presents data showing that changes in DNA methylation patterns can be used to identify people at higher risk of developing type II diabetes. In their epigenome-wide association study, the investigators uncovered DNA methylation changes associated with body-mass index.

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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.