With its $35 billion endowment, Harvard has recently been under fire for not using that money to educate more students or giving it to charities. The blogger at Adaptive Complexity argues that Harvard's, or any research university's, purpose isn't to educate undergraduates.

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Labs in the US and South Korea are hoping to bring the woolly mammoth back from beyond extinction, Newsweek writes.

Geneticist Adam Rutherford speaks with National Geographic about paleogenetics, race, and more.

Researchers link genetic links between education and smoking and longevity.

In PNAS this week: influence of gene environment interactions on polygenic traits, epigenetic features affecting fruit fly foraging, and more.