This Week in Science

In Science this week, the Brainstorm Consortium reports an analysis of shared heritability in common brain disorders, finding significant genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders. The consortium examined 25 brain disorders using genome-wide association studies of 265,218 patients and 784,643 control participants, and assessed their relationship to 17 phenotypes from almost 1.2 million individuals.

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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.