Statistically Speaking


In the five years since Genome Technology’s premier issue, we’ve had 50 faces grace our cover. In that time, we’ve heard all sorts of great rumors, such as: “If you’re on the cover of Genome Technology, you’ll be promoted in six months!” and “If you’re on the cover of Genome Technology, you’ll be out of a job in six months!” We thought it was high time to confront the superstitions — and knowing how our audience likes its data, here’s a breakdown of how the cover models of Genome Technology have fared over the years.

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

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