NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A coalition of top research institutions are banding together to study food allergies. Led by the Broad Institute, the Food Allergy Science Initiative (FASI) will look to establish the underlying science behind what it says is a poorly understood issue.

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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.