BGI said this week that it has joined Shenzhen Third People's Hospital, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Zteict Technology to ink a memorandum of understanding with Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Brazil for research into preventing and controlling infectious diseases in China and Brazil. The parties will build a platform for research and prevention of infectious diseases in Shenzhen and Rio de Janeiro.

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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.