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Fun with Unix and Sequencing Data

There's an on-going thread at SEQanswers ("Hello - I use to think I was good with a computer") with tips on dealing with sequencing data. First, Jon_Keats posts some gems that he recently learned, namely that "my boss should have made me read and do the 'Unix and Perl for Biologist' tutorial years ago" and "BWA can align on my laptop ... cool ... next-gen/2nd gen alignment on a laptop and I [thought] I needed a super computer." Keats later posts a more technical fast-start guide for using Unix and Xcode as well as compiling applications.

HT: Nils Homer

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.