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Looking for opportunities beyond traditional genomics and proteomics applications, an Applied Biosystems official said this week that the firm is directing investments toward a rapidly growing research-validation market, which he claims offers a greater market potential than the early-stage research markets in which the firm has traditionally participated.

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.