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Making Something out of Nothing?

A lab technician and blogger writes about "reading into" a principal investigator's choice of which lab member attends invitation-only meetings. "Not being a PI, I can only assume what the rationale might be behind the decision to involve a certain trainee over another in a certain process," the author writes. "I would guess that you have the person with the best writing skills help you write your grants; the person with the most critical eye for data help you review papers; the person closest to going on the TT [tenure track] market with you to small, network-y meetings." The blogger contemplates whether lab trainees should interpret the PI's decision as a reflection of their aptitude. "Or am I over-interpreting that?" the blogger asks.

The Scan

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.

Study Highlights Pitfall of Large Gene Panels in Clinical Genomic Analysis

An analysis in Genetics in Medicine finds that as gene panels get larger, there is an increased chance of uncovering benign candidate variants.

Single-Cell Atlas of Drosophila Embryogenesis

A new paper in Science presents a single-cell atlas of fruit fly embryonic development over time.

Phage Cocktail Holds Promise for IBD

Researchers uncovered a combination phage therapy that targets Klebsiella pneumonia strains among individuals experiencing inflammatory bowel disease flare ups, as they report in Cell.