The Lego Lab

Lego is introducing a whole set of female scientist figurines this summer, the Guardian reports. These minifigures, which will be part of a 'research institute' box set, are to include an astronomer, a chemist, and a paleontologist.

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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.