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The biggest challenge facing women who want top scientific spots at universities is childcare funding, Patricia Fara writes at NPR, noting that this contributes to the so-called 'leaky pipeline.' But she adds that a shift in the expectations of lab heads might also be needed.

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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.