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Rocket Scientists, Brain Surgeons, and All That

Zen Faulkes at NeuroDojo says that "genius is overrated" in science. He says that in science, as in art, the public harbors the assumption that "it’s about creativity, and waiting for the muse, when often the reality is that 90 percent of the job is just showing up and doing the work." Faulkes continues to say that nearly every scientific project "has an extraordinary amount of grunt work behind it," and that he wishes that aspect of the profession was more widely acknowledged.

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.