A Lab of Their Own

A public biotech lab has opened its doors in New York City, reports Wired. Genspace is the brainchild of journalist Dan Gruskhkin, biomedical researcher Ellen Jorgensen, Russell Durrett, and Sung Won Lim. The lab is in compliance with biosafety level 1 regulations and anyone can use it with a $100 a month membership.

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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.