executive compensation

Based on proxy statements from most of the firms in the GenomeWeb Daily News Index, CEO compensation for 2012 averaged more than $4.8 million, up from a little less than $4.5 million in 2011.

More than half of the firms in the GenomeWeb Daily News Index lowered their CEO compensation last year from 2008, but a small number of companies dramatically increased theirs, raising the overall average paid out by the companies to $4.3 million.

A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.