New Strategy at Riken

As part of his strategy to rebuild Riken after it was rocked by scandal last year, Hiroshi Matsumoto, the new institute president, plans to implement a tenure-track system there and encourage young researchers to seek experience overseas, ScienceInsider reports.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

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As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.