This post has been updated from a previous version, which incorrectly stated that Ryan White's house had been burned down.

Mike the Mad Biologist offers his take on a story that broke last week about a California school that ordered an 11-year-old boy with mutations in the cystic fibrosis gene to be moved to another district for fear that he is a health risk to other students, even though he is asymptomatic for the non-contagious disease.

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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.