Stopping the Clock

KerryAnn O'Meara and Corbin Campbell say that the presence or absence of role models, the culture of an institution or department, and how much professional capital professors think they have stored up affect whether or not they take advantage of family-friendly policies. "Where they are and where they want to be—that's influencing them as they think about whether they can take parental leave or leave at 5," O'Meara says to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.