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The New York Times this week asks "Are younger scholars' careers blocked by their older (and tenured) professors?" To which seven professors respond in discussion of "the professors who won't retire" under the protection of their tenure. Wesleyan University's Claire Potter writes, "You heard it here first: I will retire as a tenured professor no later than the spring of 2025.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.