In Genome Biology this week, a team of researchers led by investigators at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, report that anatomical similarities in divergent species are "accompanied by extensive transcriptome conservation." Using RNA sequencing, the team compared the abundance and developmental regulation of all transcripts in the amoebae Dictyostelium discoideum and Dictyostelium purpureum, which "have similar developmental morphologies although their genomes

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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.