GTO recommends the first few paragraphs of this story from the San Francisco Chronicle, which covers Ernst & Young's recent report on the biotech industry. "Financing from all sources topped $21.3 billion for U.S. biotech companies in 2007, and the $5.5 billion contributed by venture capital firms beat the record set in the heady year of 2000," according to the article.

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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.