Sitting Bull, the famous Sioux chief, may soon have his genome sequenced, reports ScienceNews. Cristina Valdiosera, a member of Eske Willerslev's lab at the University of Copenhagen, said in a talk at the American Quaternary Association that her group had approval from Sitting Bull's descendants to test some of his hair.

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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.