This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a team led by researchers from the Oregon Health and Sciences University reports the sequence of the gibbon genome, providing new insights into the evolution that helped these apes adapt to their jungle habitat. Part of the same superfamily as humans and great apes, gibbons are on the divide between Old World monkeys and great apes, and have a very large number of chromosomal rearrangements.

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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.