Why is there more research done on dog genomes than on cat genomes, The New York Times recently asked.

Dog cancers are sometimes used as models for human cancers, but the Broad Institute's Elinor Karlsson tells the Times that many cat cancers may actually be a better model for human cancers, but there's been very little research into them. 

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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.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

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