Looking Elsewhere

Jeannie Rea, the Australian National Tertiary Education Union President, says that research spending cuts and other changes to higher education, such as fee deregulation, are prompting more young academics to leave the country, University World News reports.

"Reports that researchers are being forced to look overseas for secure employment opportunities are extremely worrying," Rea says.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.