NEW YORK, March 15 - The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases got specific today about its future goals for anti-bioterrorism research. Part of the big picture: new plans to sequence the genomes of six types of deadly bugs.

 

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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.