Tech Review looks into Microsoft's Windows Cloud project, which is still firmly under wraps. Amitabh Srivastava, the head of cloud computing at Microsoft, says that it is "risky," and Tech Review adds that that "is quite something from a guy whose last project was the late and troubled Windows Vista operating system." An unnamed source at the company said that cloud computing is going to affect everything that Microsoft does.

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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.