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Don't Forget to Share

There are times when the "engineer in every scientist" comes out to play, says Benchfly's Carlton Hoyt. Researchers are always tweaking and refining their methods and tools to make them more efficient, but there are times when the idea isn't easy to act on. For example, everyone has ideas for completely new tools, but not everyone can build them themselves. "There is value in anything that would allow researchers to perform work faster, and it's in the best interest of science as a whole that you give your ideas a venue to realize that value," Hoyt says. Even if the idea doesn't have commercial value, or isn't "profound" enough for a methods paper, he adds, it's still worth it to share the idea, for the "greater good of science as a whole."

The Scan

Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says

A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups.

Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder.

MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus

A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus.

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.