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Genome-wide Association Enjoys the Limelight

Last week's Nature paper from the UK consortium that used genome-wide association studies to pinpoint several new gene candidates for disease has gotten the mainstream press all aflutter. For just one example, check out this story from the UK's Times Online detailing the medical implications and potential for rapidly understanding a slew of other illnesses.


The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.