Myriad Genetics won a significant victory last month when an appeals court upheld the company's gene patents. But now, The New York Times' Andrew Pollack says, the real battle starts for Myriad. Some experts say the company's test for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations is "technologically outmoded, incomplete and too costly," Pollack reports.

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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.