Persistence Required

On Twitter this week, Elizabeth Sandquist, who describes herself as a biochemistry and molecular biology PhD student, proposed that "you can't just be good to succeed in #science, you have to be exceptional." Over at the Giraffes, Elephants, and Baboons blog, NeuroPolarbear says that, for the most part, "if you are smart enough to get into grad school, you probably have all the talent required to be successful in science." According to NeuroPolarbear, the single biggest factor in determining a sc

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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.