Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

C'mon, Coach, I Want to Be a Starter

Like the guy pulled off the bench to relieve a starter, a bioinformatician only gets pulled into the research team when there's already a problem, blogs David Dooling at PolITiGenomics. Though there is some awareness that informatics is necessary, much of that centers on dealing with the data being generated. "There is not much discussion about how informatics can help to improve experimental design, from ensuring the clinical samples have the proper descriptive data associated with them (annotation) to specifying how many samples you need," writes Dooling.

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.