The research into deadly influenza pathogens that is happening now in labs all around the world presents a real and dangerous threat, Marc Lipsitch, director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard School of Public Health, writes in the New York Times.

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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.