Genetic Roots

Because she was adopted at a very young age, Marie Tae McDermott writes at the New York Times Well blog that she doesn't know much about her family medical history. She can't say, for instance, whether breast cancer runs in her family.

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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.