Nodalpoint shares that, earlier this week, Nucleic Acids Research published its 2008 Database issue, which lists 1078 databases, 110 more than last year. What will happen to all this data, especially if our data mining capabilities can never match the amount of data out there? asks Duncan.

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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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