Corinna Wu at MIT's Technology Review reports on a discovery made by researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada that could be the key to the development of an artificial biomaterial that mimics the elasticity of human muscle. The results of the study are reported in Nature.

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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.