How's this for crazy court news? Here's a guy who claims to have found the missing link, has taken to denouncing the Human Genome Project, and is now suing a school board in West Virginia. We're not really sure what he's saying, but it's wacky enough to recommend.

 

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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.