Already Used

A customer who ordered a whole-genome sequencing kit from Dante Labs tells CNBC he noticed something wrong with the one received in the mail — it had already been used. The customer, Cedric Meury, altered the company of the issue, which acknowledged the problem.

Dante Labs CEO Andrea Riposati tells CNBC he's aware of five instances in which customers received already-used kits.

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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.