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First Step: Your Netbook Won't Cut It

Bioinformatics Zen's Michael Barton has a post on performing analysis of massive data sets -- "gigabytes of data with millions of data points" and his experience as a biologist in handling this. He says his preference is "to use a database to store and format data as I think this make projects easier to maintain compared with using just scripts." He also lists several common steps for tackling a project of this scale, including adding database indices, using a fast language interpreter, and deleting unnecessary data and analysis (among many others).

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.