Digging the Article

PLoS recently launched its article-level metrics program for all of its journals. At O'Really, Duncan Hull takes a look at the data from the top 10 papers. He says that "this is novel, interesting and potentially useful data, not currently made publicly available by other publishers."

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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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