NEW YORK, April 8 - Sequencing the starfish? Fingerprinting Flipper? It may not be far off.

San Diego's Scripps Institute of Oceanography, one of the United States' premier oceanographic institutes, is now preparing to launch a new center for genomic sciences.

 

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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.