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Whether or not postdocs who are new parents get time off varies by their funding source and their principal investigator, Nature News reports.

A group from the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law surveyed 741 postdocs in the US, both men and women, about parental leave. They also queried the postdoctoral affairs offices of 66 universities.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.