This Week in Science

In Science this week, an international team of researchers reports on how the analysis of DNA from illegal ivory in Africa reveals two primary hotspots of elephant poaching. The investigators first sampled DNA from the dung of 1,350 elephants from 71 different locations across 29 African countries, creating a genetic map of elephant populations. They then analyzed DNA in seizures of ivory and assigned them to different specific populations.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.