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Confessions of a Scientist

Blogger Isis the Scientist writes about the #scienceconfessions trending topic conversation she initiated on Twitter. Isis’ original tweet shared that she “once peed in the lab sink because I couldn't hold it but couldn't leave an experiment.” The discussion has evolved to include disclosures such as “my main use for our absurdly expensive ultrasonic bath is to clean jewelry,” and “distinguishing between chloroform and toluene in large evaporating dishes by enthusiastic sniff is unwise.” One participant sums up the discussion quite well, writing simply, “I talk to the mice, a lot.”

The Scan

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.

Study Highlights Pitfall of Large Gene Panels in Clinical Genomic Analysis

An analysis in Genetics in Medicine finds that as gene panels get larger, there is an increased chance of uncovering benign candidate variants.

Single-Cell Atlas of Drosophila Embryogenesis

A new paper in Science presents a single-cell atlas of fruit fly embryonic development over time.

Phage Cocktail Holds Promise for IBD

Researchers uncovered a combination phage therapy that targets Klebsiella pneumonia strains among individuals experiencing inflammatory bowel disease flare ups, as they report in Cell.