This Week in PNAS

In a study scheduled to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Gene Robinson and colleagues look at the relationship between gene body methylation and alternative gene splicing in the honey bee, Apis mellifera.

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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.