In this month's issue of Time Out New York, a reporter asks Craig Venter if he has a God complex. Venter replies that there is nothing God-like about what he does. In the extended interview on the TONY website, Venter adds, "I'm not ready for history to judge me yet … People that peak early in their careers, I feel sorry for them."

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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.