Fortune magazine has an article about the growing popularity of apps developed by companies for their employees. Why are we telling you this? Two of the companies cited in the article as having extensive app suites are Medtronic and Genentech, the latter of which has even built a database of compounds called the Small Molecule Data Integration app.

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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.