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Just a Little Hero-Worshipping

Over at 3quarksdaily, there's a series of videos of an interview with Richard Dawkins who discusses his hero, Charles Darwin. In the first video, Dawkins discusses Darwin's early life, going from a failed medical student to theology student to a passenger on the HMS Beagle who eventually came up with the idea of natural selection, and in later videos, Dawkins discusses the current scientific understanding of evolution and more. "What I find extraordinary is how long it took the human race to produce a Darwin," says Dawkins.

The Scan

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

TB Resistance Insights Gleaned From Genome Sequence, Antimicrobial Response Assays

Researchers in PLOS Biology explore M. tuberculosis resistance with a combination of sequencing and assays looking at the minimum inhibitory concentrations of 13 drugs.

Mendelian Disease Genes Prioritized Using Tissue-Specific Expression Clues

Mendelian gene candidates could be flagged for further functional analyses based on tissue-specific transcriptome and proteome profiles, a new Journal of Human Genetics paper says.

Single-Cell Sequencing Points to Embryo Mosaicism

Mosaicism may affect preimplantation genetic tests for aneuploidy, a single-cell sequencing-based analysis of almost three dozen embryos in PLOS Genetics finds.