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Networking After 35? We're Over It, Too

Keith Robison plays around with social networking web sites in this post at Omics! Omics!. He’s moved beyond LinkedIn to other web sites, like SciLink, Spock, and Doostang. At Doostang, though, he ran into a few problems inviting people to use the service ("Who knows how many Nigerian finance whizzes & providers of lists of MDs I'm now linked to!" he says). While Spock is a search tool for all, Doostang is only for 20- to 35-year-olds.

The Scan

Researchers Compare WGS, Exome Sequencing-Based Mendelian Disease Diagnosis

Investigators find a diagnostic edge for whole-genome sequencing, while highlighting the cost advantages and improving diagnostic rate of exome sequencing in EJHG.

Researchers Retrace Key Mutations in Reassorted H1N1 Swine Flu Virus With Avian-Like Features

Mutations in the acidic polymerase-coding gene boost the pathogenicity and transmissibility of Eurasian avian-like H1N1 swine influenza viruses, a PNAS paper finds.

Genome Sequences Reveal Evolutionary History of South America's Canids

An analysis in PNAS of South American canid species' genomes offers a look at their evolutionary history, as well as their relationships and adaptations.

Lung Cancer Response to Checkpoint Inhibitors Reflected in Circulating Tumor DNA

In non-small cell lung cancer patients, researchers find in JCO Precision Oncology that survival benefits after immune checkpoint blockade coincide with a dip in ctDNA levels.