Steven Greenhouse at the New York Times' Economix blog says that "among highly educated women who take time off from their careers to raise their children … those with medical degrees suffer the lowest proportionate loss" associated with the so-called 'mommy penalty,' according to analyses conducted by Harvard's Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz.

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.