Over at In the Pipeline, Derek Lowe blogs about the outcome of all those compounds that are discovered but can't be used as therapeutics. After looking at a particular compound that will never be used as a therapeutic, he writes, "But all this brings up another thing that we were talking about around here -- how much do drug companies owe academia for working out fundamental biochemistry and molecular biology?

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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.