The Things You Take

Mentors pass on certain critical skills to their students, and at the Spandrel Shop, blogger Prof-like Substance writes that he learned from his undergrad mentor that you should love what you do. Then, as a graduate student and a postdoc, Prof-like then learned how to be a scientist and how to write, respectively.

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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.