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Opinions Wanted

Here are a couple of opportunities to tell people what you think:

  • Russ Altman blogs that he's giving a talk "highlighting some of the most important papers in our field of translational bioinformatics" and he's looking for input. Nominate papers from the last 15 months that include molecular and clinical data with bioinformatics tools.
  • The peanutbutter blog posts an announcement from Norman Patori for HUPO's Proteomics Standards Initiative, noting that it's public comment time for "AnalysisXML: exchange format for peptides and proteins identified from mass spectra."
The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.