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Bucindolol, a beta-blocker that never made it to the market because a patient study showed it did not reduce the risk of death due to high blood pressure and heart failure, may be making a comeback. According to the Wall Street Journal, researchers report that heart failure patients with a specific genetic mutation given the drug were 48 percent less likely to die of heart-related problems and 44 percent less likely to be hospitalized, as compared to those given placebo.

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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.