Nancy Kelley is leaving her founding executive director post of the New York Genome Center, Bio-IT World reports. According to a press release, Kelley "was a key driving force behind the creation and growth of NYGC," the aim of which is to strengthen genomics research in the New York City area.

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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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