More than 10,000 stretches of what appear to be fragments of transposons throughout the human genome may play a crucial role in embryonic development, according to Stanford's Gill Bejerano and his colleagues. This article in Scientific American includes more details.

 

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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.

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