This Week in Science

In Science this week, a group of French and US scientists report new details about the factors that determine the sites of retrotransposon integration. They describe an interaction between the Ty1 retrotransposon of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and an RNA polymerase III subunit called AC40, showing that AC40 is the predominant determinant targeting Ty1 integration upstream of Pol III-transcribed genes.

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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.