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It's Hard to Ignore the Results of Two Tests

The Genetic Genealogist reports that two different people have performed comparative studies of 23andMe and DeCodeMe's services, finding that they both offer very low error rates and are highly reproducible. Both Ann Turner and Antonio C B Oliveira at Longa Vista, who wrote a computer program to compare his results, found that of the more than 550,000 SNPs that both tests scan for, they called at nearly 100 percent similarity.

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.