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From Lab Rat to Librarian

A blogger at Bitesize Bio tells the tale of how she went from aspiring scientific researcher to librarian. Her job includes everything from teaching workshops on clinical genetics to managing a web site and curating a bioinformatics database. To make it happen, she went back to school for her Masters in Library Science. "I also talked to a lot of people -- don’t underestimate the power of networking," she says. "If you’re trying to figure out an alternative career in science, I’d recommend looking into becoming an informationist/science librarian/molecular biology information specialist/you make up the name."

The Scan

Tennessee's COVID-19 Sequencing

The Tennessean reports that a state lab there can now run its own genome sequencing analyses of SARS-CoV-2 samples.

Charged with Sanction Violations

A former professor has been charged with exporting genetic sequencing equipment to Iran in violation of US sanctions, the Miami Herald reports.

Prenetics to Go Public Through SPAC

Prenetics, a Hong Kong-based genomic and diagnostic company, is going public through a SPAC merger, according to 360Dx.

Nature Papers Examine Genomes of Centenarians, Transcription-Coupled DNA Repair

In Nature this week: analysis of centenarian genomes uncovers longevity-linked variants, and more.