This Week in Science

In Science this week, a University of Melbourne-led team reports data showing parasites that develop resistance to the antimalarial agent atovaquone are unable to pass that resistance to their offspring. Since mutations in the gene cytochrome b (cytB) are known to promote drug resistance, the investigators focused on three atovaquone-resistant strains of a malarial parasite that infects rodents, each with a different cytB mutation.

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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.