Geoff Davis and Peter Fiske, who run the blog at phds.org, asked readers to write in with how they would change the NIH funding strategy if they were in charge. Now that several responses are in, some of the favorite suggestions are reducing the size of grants (we're interpreting that as "Stop writing huge checks to the Broad!") and lengthening the grant durations by a few years.

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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.