This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Genetics, a New York University-led group of investigators present a SNP map of African rice — a cereal closely related to Asian rice and known for its resistance to abiotic stresses — from their whole-genome resequencing of 93 varieties. The study revealed a population bottleneck in African rice that began around 14,000 years ago and a long period of population size reduction likely resulting from pre-domestication management and cultivation.

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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.