French researchers' unions are poised to strike on February 2nd in response to a decree that allows university presidents to determine how academics split their time between research and teaching -- moving the French research system closer to the Anglo-Saxon model, according to Science Insider.

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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.