On the heels of the discussion over whether or not Venter's synthetic genome might contain graffiti rather than a watermark, Carl Zoom mined his blog’s comments to find another equally stimulating topic, leading to the question: What is the longest (English) word encoded by the human genome?
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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.