Fetal whole genome sequencing is now possible, and before too long it is possible that prospective parents may be asked just how much they want to know about their offspring early on in pregnancy. And when it does arrive in the clinic, prenatal WGS will present some difficult or prickly ethical and policy-related questions to doctors, parents, and policymakers.

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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.