This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team led by University of Geneva scientists report new insights on Down's syndrome based on an analysis of a pair of identical twins in which only one twin had an extra copy of chromosome 21. While it had been thought that most traits associated with Down's syndrome are caused by altered gene expression from the additional chromosome, the researchers show that differential gene expression is organized in domains along all chromosomes.

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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.