In a paper appearing online in advance in the American Journal of Human Genetics this week, researchers in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Basel, Switzerland, report their use of familial sequencing on a pedigree with autosomal-dominant adermatoglyphia — marked by an absence of fingerprints.

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Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

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.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.