Some five years ago, it was the lure of sequencing technology that drew Susan Perkins to work in the research labs at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Then a grad student at the University of Vermont where she had to pay $10 a lane for the sequence reads necessary for her studies of lizard malaria, an offer to come to the museum and use its resources for her research looked pretty good. And just last year, after three years as a faculty member at the University of Colorado, she came back to the museum — and says once again it was the technology that lured her.

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Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.