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On the Bright Side, You Have Plenty of Time for a Cup of Coffee. Or a Road Trip.

Somebody toss this guy a life preserver: Dan Koboldt, a scientist at WashU's genome center, blogs about dealing with next-gen sequencing data. He says the medical genomics team there is hitting the limit of its resources, which include almost a petabyte of disk space. In an example he posts in the blog, he shows what happens when he submits a number of short queries -- only to find that there are 61,000 queries ahead of his. That's gonna be a bit of a wait.

 

The Scan

Study Finds Few FDA Post-Market Regulatory Actions Backed by Research, Public Assessments

A Yale University-led team examines in The BMJ safety signals from the US FDA Adverse Event Reporting System and whether they led to regulatory action.

Duke University Team Develops Programmable RNA Tool for Cell Editing

Researchers have developed an RNA-based editing tool that can target specific cells, as they describe in Nature.

Novel Gene Editing Approach for Treating Cystic Fibrosis

Researchers in Science Advances report on their development of a non-nuclease-based gene editing approach they hope to apply to treat cystic fibrosis.

Study Tracks Responses in Patients Pursuing Polygenic Risk Score Profiling

Using interviews, researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics qualitatively assess individuals' motivations for, and experiences with, direct-to-consumer polygenic risk score testing.