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Keep It Professional

BitesizeBio's Travis Medley has a few tips for handling the phone while you are on the job hunt. "You want the entire experience to exude professionalism," he says, to kick off his list of what not to do. First, don't be funny on your voicemail message and don't use that automated voice. "This type of message always makes me wonder if I dialed the number correctly, and if the person will actually get the message. It's cryptic and unfriendly," Medley says. His other tips include keeping the kids away from answering the cell phone and not having a ringback tone.

The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.