NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (GenomeWeb News) - When anthrax spores floated out of envelopes at US media outlets, congressional offices and post offices two years ago, hundreds of people were exposed to the bacillus, but only an unlucky few developed infections.


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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.