NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (GenomeWeb News) - Shares in Cepheid were up 7.71 percent, or $.68, at $9.50 in late-afternoon trading after the company said it received an order from the US Postal Service for 300 additional anthrax-detection modules.

The news also caused Pacific Growth Equities today to upgrade Cepheid stock to "overweight" from "equal weight."

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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.