Scooped

Pennsylvania State University's Stephan Schuster is devastated, reports Science after his work on sequencing the cacao genome and the Tasmanian devil was upstaged by rivals' announcements. As our Science roundup points out, Schuster says he and his colleagues were waiting until after their work went through peer review to promote it, rather than doing what many call "science by press release." By waiting, Schuster says, "we tried to be a good citizen ...

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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.