NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have formed a pact that will enable greater cooperation between the two nations across a range of scientific research programs, including plant genomics and biotechnology, health, agriculture, water purification, and other areas, the US Department of State said this week.
 

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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.

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