Fifty-three percent of the life science faculty at top schools have reported financial ties to industry, reports the Wall Street Journal Health Blog. According to a survey in Health Affairs, about a third of the respondents had been consultants, a quarter paid speakers, and 20 percent received funding from industry.

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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.