NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A paper published this past summer providing evidence that the gene variants found in some non-cancerous tissues may differ from those present in blood samples from the same individual was the top-read story on GenomeWeb Daily News in 2009.

That article just edged out a report early in the year that the National Institutes of Health would channel stimulus funds into existing grants rather than restoring previous cuts to existing programs and grants.

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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.