This Week in PLOS

A team from Human Longevity, the University of California, San Francisco, and the J. Craig Venter Institute presents findings from an analysis of viral sequences in blood samples from more than 8,200 individuals who'd had their genomes sequenced. When they focused on viral sequences in the non-human reads retained from these sequencing efforts, the researchers uncovered sequences corresponding to 94 DNA viruses, RNA viruses, or proviruses.

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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.