This Week in PLOS

A PLOS Genetics study suggests some of the same genes dialed up in central nervous system diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and schizophrenia have decreased expression in lung, prostate, and/or colorectal cancers (and vice versa), consistent with inverse co-morbidities for such conditions proposed from past epidemiological studies.

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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.