A couple of wire stories today relate to bills in US Congress on stem cells and human cloning. One details the defeat of a bid to outlaw cloning of human babies by mostly Republican legislators who argued that while the goal was good, the bill itself was flawed.

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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.