This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team from the University of Michigan describes how certain deep-sea viruses have acquired sulfur-oxidizing genes from bacteria that thrive at those depths. The researchers sequenced the genomes of 18 bacteriophages, obtained from hydrothermal vent plumes, that specifically infect a group of marine bacteria.

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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.