This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from Malaysia and the UK introduce a resource for collecting and analyzing genomic information related to Streptococcus mitis, one of more than a dozen streptococci species that can colonize the human oral cavity, sometimes leading to complications such as bacterial infective endocarditis or septicemia. The database, known as StreptoBase, currently contains genome sequence data for more than 100 S.

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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.