In news from personal genome services, DecodeMe announces on its blog the newly formed private company called Decode Genetics (purchased from the bankrupt public company of the same name by a consortium called Saga Investments). The company will keep up DecodeMe's personal genome scan service.
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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.