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Nature Network blogger and scientist Anna Kushnir pens an editorial for Wired wondering why there's such a large discrepancy in the number of women who start out in graduate school compared to the number that end up as tenured professors. She considers a couple of possible causes -- including the pressure of choosing career over family, or a potentially uncomfortable male-dominated environment -- that drive women from their long-term goals.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.