Too Close to Home

Surely this is not how Jay Blankenbeckler expected to spend his 15 minutes of celebrity. An article from Time about the wildfires in California focuses on how Blankenbeckler, identified as a biotech manager at Invitrogen, and his family managed to escape the rapidly advancing fires. If you've been having trouble relating to what Californians are going through this week, the article gives a clear description of the spreading danger, confusion, and panic.

 

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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.