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Female Mentors Needed

Cath Waller writes at Nature's SpotOn blog that she recently attended an ecology workshop that had a program to connect female mentors and mentees. She applied to be both, but was told there was no one to mentor her — that there are always more mentee applications than there are mentors. "I think this says something about how we see ourselves as female scientists," she writes.

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Chris Collins, a former US representative, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in an insider trading case involving an Australian biotechnology firm, the New York Times reports.

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