This Week in Nature

In a Nature paper published online in advance this week, members of the 1,000 Genomes Project consortium report a map of unbalanced structural variants based on data from 185 whole human genome sequences. "Our map encompassed 22,025 deletions and 6,000 additional SVs, including insertions and tandem duplications," the team writes.

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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.