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Or at Least a Startup Boot Camp

Deepak Singh highlights a recent startup school hosted by Y Combinator, a California-based seed capital company, and wonders whether bioscience will ever follow suit. The "possibilities of collaboration, recognition and/or potential business opportunities" are the main reason why VCs and scientists should start interacting more informally, he says.

 

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.