In the Cards

According to the Edinburgh Evening News, a positive public view of synthetic biology is in the cards. As part of Edinburgh Univeristy's ESRC Genomics Forum, researchers evaluated people's perceptions of synthetic biology via a card game, which "allows a small group to find out about an issue, discuss it, seek common ground, and give their views," according to the ESRC Web site.

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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.