In the British Journal of Cancer this week, researchers in Germany report their comparison of blood-based inflammatory markers and fecal occult blood tests for screening patients for non-invasive colorectal cancer. The team analyzed C-reactive protein, serum CD26, complement C3a anaphylatoxin, and TIMP-1 levels in blood and fecal samples of 179 colorectal cancer patients, 193 people with advanced adenoma, and 225 people free of neoplasm.

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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.