This week, Fisher Scientific becomes the latest company to join the BCW Index. The firm, which completed its purchase of high-content screening firm Cellomics a couple of weeks ago, has been a competitor to several firms in the Index over the past couple of years through its RNAi and protein assay kits and reagents, and now will compete against others with its cell screening operations (see related article).

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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.

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

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