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Finding Her Way

In the Washington Post, Claire Fraser-Liggett says that she went through the ordeal of applying to medical school, but then decided that research was for her. "In my senior year of college, I did research with a doctor that got me excited about what a career in medical research was all about," she says. That started her on the path to graduate work in pharmacology and then to work at NIH's Neurology Institute, focusing on G-protein-coupled receptors, and the Institute for Genomic Research. "This new opportunity allowed me to enter into genomics at a time when it hadn't really become a field. One of the things that attracted me was thinking about how to apply large-scale DNA sequencing and analysis to the receptors that I was working on," she says.

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.