For parents, attending a scientific conference can be a feat of logistics or just not possible, notes an opinion piece appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week. The authors, from the Working Group of Mothers in Science, offer four recommendations that they say would help ease the attendance barrier.

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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.