He may be remembered as the best thing George Bush did (or as the one good thing he did, depending on where you stand). Elias Zerhouni announced yesterday that he would step down from his position as NIH director at the end of October. Look at this blog post from Peter Suber to find out more about how Zerhouni helped the advance the open access movement during his tenure.

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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.