A research team associated with the nonprofit Save the Redwoods League is planning on sequencing the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

According to a press release, the five-year, $2.6 million Redwood Genome Project hopes to be able to use their results to assess the genetic diversity within redwood forests to guide management plans of the stately trees.

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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.

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