NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration has pumped $40 million into five new research grants to fuel efforts to develop biological tools and technologies to study the origins and evolution of life, including around $8 million to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to use genomics to understand early states of life.

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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.