Amid talk of genetic advances and their implications for public health at the 4th National Conference on Genomics and Public Health in Maryland this week, the researchers gathered to talk about a problem that has been plaguing the scientific community: hype.

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Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

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.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.