This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Biology this week, a paper out of Jeff Lichtman’s lab has reconstructed the connectomes, or the complete connectional maps of neural circuits, of six interscutularis muscles from adult transgenic mice expressing fluorescent proteins in all motor axons.

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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.