The Revolutionary

Lee Hood is the 2010 winner of the Kistler Prize that honors people who have, as its website states, helped elucidate "the connection between the human genome and human society." This $100,000 prize was awarded to Hood since his "discoveries have permanently changed the course of biology and revolutionized the understanding of genetics, life, and human health," said the Foundation for the Future, which awards the prize, in a statement.

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Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

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.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.