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Lone (University) No Longer

This year, three additional universities join Yale University on Working Mother's "100 Best Companies" list. While Yale was the only university that made the magazine's 2010 list, Working Mother now also lauds Cornell University, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for their family-friendly policies. Pharmaceutical firms AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, and Pfizer also made the top-100 list, along with biotech company Genentech, and several healthcare providers. The complete list of Working Mother's "100 Best Companies," is available here.

The Scan

Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says

A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups.

Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder.

MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus

A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus.

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.