The Boston Globe profiles Diana Bianchi, a pediatrics researcher, who is writing a guide to the history of genetics and genomics. She's traveled to the Abbey where Gregor Mendel minded his sweet pea plants, had a beer at the pub in Cambridge where James Watson and Francis Crick went, and to Honolulu where the Cohen-Boyer experiment took place. Her own ascent to work on maternal microchimerism is just as interesting.

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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.