In Science Progress, Michael Werner and Ari Stern discuss financial conflicts of interest in medical research. Lately, they say there's been a focus on disclosing possible conflicts of interest but they point out that more data is needed to know what sort of relationship between industry and academic research leads to compromised work.

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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.