At the Guardian, University College London's Jenny Rohn writes that she was at first skeptical of the check-box approach taken by the UK's Equality Charity Unit for its Athena SWAN charter. The charity aims to improve gender equality in academia and bestows awards — Bronze, Silver, or Gold — to universities and their departments that have deeply analyzed their gender composition.

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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.