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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

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.