At DrugMonkey, Physioprof responds to a post by ScienceWoman in which she bemoans the fact that a younger colleague was published in a top-tier publication, and she hasn’t yet. PhysioProf denies luck having anything to do with experimental success.

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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.