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The Gene Sherpa says that biostatisticians should get paid more than they do. And why? Steve Murphy writes that genetics now has a large mathematical link. "No other field has relied so heavily on the backs of statisticians," he says. "If we did not have bioinformatics or biostatisticians, we would still be stuck with the punnett square! So today I say, "Thank You Markov Chain Guy!!!"

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

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