NEW YORK, Oct.17 (GenomeWeb News) - On a parcel of land that abuts an urban neighborhood and Boston University Medical Center on one side, and two heavily traveled highways on the other, the university is planning to build its National Biocontainment Laboratory, which is to include a Biosafety Level 4 lab specially equipped for research on highly transmissible pathogens for which there is no known treatment, such as Ebola and

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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.

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

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