NEW YORK, July 22 - Creature by creature, the natural world is steadily yielding its secrets to the genome sequencers. Life forms move through decoding machines like beasts through a high-tech ark: first bacteria, then people and poodles, now rice, mice, and cattle.

 

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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.