The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, the advocacy group that has been working hard to press the US Congress to maintain funding at the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation, has issued a new fact-sheet to highlight its case that federally funded support biomedical research is necessary.

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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.