In this blog post at Engadget, Benjamin Heckendorn shows the first half of his process for converting a PlayStation 3 into a laptop. If funding has gotten so low that you're acutally considering swiping your kid's PS3, don't begin without consulting this interactive manual (yes, Ben probably does take questions via comments, but you'll have to get in line).

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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.