Magdalena Skipper, who has been named the next editor-in-chief of the journal Nature, tells NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday that she wants to continue the trend of transparency in science.

"Transparency to the process, transparency of the results that leads scientists to make discoveries and come to their conclusions," she says.

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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.