Science for All

New Scientist's Michael Brooks recently spoke with Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan — who is also president of that country's Royal Scientific Society — about how science is perceived and how it should be used to "serve all the world's people." In the Arab world, the princess says, there isn't a clear understanding that science can improve lives.

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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.