Explaining Sequencing

In this short video, John Nelson at GE Global Research explains why he and his colleagues are working toward a $1,000 genome, how sequencing can help medicine, and the ethical implications of sequencing a human genome.

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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.