This Week in Science

This week's Science features a focus on RNA, with four articles discussing RNA-based therapies, mRNA modification, mRNA translation, and the role of microRNAs in stem cell differentiation. In one review, Duke University researchers look at the hurdles facing the therapeutic use of RNA and new technologies to overcome them, as well as the initial results of ongoing clinical studies testing RNA therapeutics in humans.

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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.