NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, or QB3, is looking to raise $15 million for its spinout companies through a new venture capital fund created for that purpose.

Mission Bay Capital LLC is seeking to sell $8.9 million in securities after selling just over $6 million in a first sale on Aug. 26, according to its Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities, or "Form D", filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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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.