This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, an international team of researchers presents the sequence of the barley genome. Though barley is one of the first grains to be cultivated, its genome has been difficult to sequence due to features such as repetitive elements and large pericentromeric regions almost entirely devoid of meiotic recombination.

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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.