This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Methods, University of Utah researchers present GIGGLE, a genomics search engine designed to identify and rank the significance of genomic loci shared between query features and thousands of genome interval files. Like search engines for the Internet, GIGGLE provides users with the ability to conduct large-scale comparisons of their results with thousands of reference datasets and genome annotations in seconds, the authors say.

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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.

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