Last week, the director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the NIH told Congress that the US government's limits on stem cell research mean that scientists are "missing out on possible breakthroughs." Story Landis, NINDS director, was asked by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) to tell the Senate what impact President George W.

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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.