This Week in Nature

As Daniel MacArthur notes at his blog, Genetic Future, "The latest issue of Nature contains an embarrassment of riches for those of us interested in personal genomics." First up, a news story by Kelly Rae Chi checks into how successful genome-wide association studies have been in finding common variants.

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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.