At Bioinformatics Zen, Michael Barton wonders why he should write good software -- after all, he's not developing it for commercial use. He says, though, that the commercial principles of unit testing, automated building, and source control should be applied to scientific software development. "Investing 10% extra time in developing versatile and maintainable code saves time later when large changes are required," he writes.

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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.

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