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It's Probably Because They Don't Feel Grown-Up Either

Somewhere between being a student chemist and a "grown-up" chemist that student has to learn not only how to come up with and perform a good experiment but also how to write good grants proposals and mentor students. Blogger Janet Stemwedel figured that she would learn all that while in graduate school, but her advisors focused on teaching lab techniques. In her next post, Stemwedel will cover why advisors don't teach students how to be a "grown-up" scientist.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.