NEW YORK, March 13 - The human genome debate teams recently lined up for another round of point-counterpoint, with the Human Genome Project's Robert Waterston, Eric Lander, and John Sulston on one side, and Celera genome sequencers Mark Adams, Granger Sutton, Hamilton Smith, Eugene Myers, and Craig Venter on the other.

 

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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.