This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team of French and German researchers reported the structure of the nucleocapsid of the measles virus, providing new insights into the assembly of the virus' genomic sheath and potentially uncovering new drug targets. The paper offers a look at the interactions between nucleocapsid proteins and viral RNA, and examines why such proteins bind six nucleotides for a measles virus nucleocapsid and seven for a respiratory syncytial virus nucleocapsid.

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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.