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Hooray for the Whippersnappers

Discover magazine celebrates young innovators with its list of 20 Best Brains Under 40. (Turns out that it's good to be at Caltech.) Several of the people profiled are of interest to this community, including:

  • Richard Bonneau, New York University (systems biology in microorganisms)
  • Edward Boyden, MIT (genetic neuroengineering)
  • Michael Elowitz, Caltech (bacterial and cellular diversity)
  • Nicole King, UC Berkeley (evolutionary genomics)
  • Sarkis Mazmanian, Caltech (human microbiome)
  • Jonathan Pritchard, University of Chicago (genetic mutations)
  • Amy Wagers, Harvard (stem cell biology)
  • Changhuei Yang, Caltech (microfluidics)


The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.