This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the UK, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel report on genetic features found in the coral symbiotic algae Symbiodinium thermophilum in the spectacularly saline, witheringly warm waters of the Persian/Arabian Gulf — an environment that has formed in fewer than 6,000 years. When the team used targeted sequencing to compare the genetic diversity of 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.