NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - New York's US Senators are trying to spur the Department of Veteran's Affairs to fulfill its end of an agreement to help establish a genebank program at the Center for Functional Genomics at the University of Albany, as the VA agreed to do in 2003.

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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.