Research in the UK

Britain is tops among research-heavy nations, according to a report from the UK's Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills. While the UK accounts for 0.9 percent of the global population, it produces nearly 16 percent of the world's most highly cited papers, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

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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.