This Week in PLoS

Scientists have performed a comparative functional analysis of the C. elegans and D. melanogaster proteomes. Their work was published this week in PLoS Biology. Using shotgun proteomics, they identified more than half of all predicted C. elegans proteins. When comparing the proteome to the fruit fly's, they found that protein abundance is highly conserved between the two.

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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.