This Week in Science

In this week's Science, an international team of researchers describes the whole-genome sequencing of mountain gorillas, revealing how the animals' shrinking population has led to inbreeding that is affecting their survival. The team sequenced blood samples collected from 13 eastern gorillas and compared their genomes of these animals with those of all four gorilla subspecies.

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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.