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Prior Planning and All That

Victoria Aranda at Bitesize Bio makes a list of what you should do before running headlong into a project. First of all, she advises, "Never. Rush. The beginning. Ever." Take your time and really think about the project, especially considering the time commitment and techniques you will need. Then, she says, "read extensively and leisurely about all aspects of your future work, technical and conceptual, and start out up to date with the current knowledge." Also, Aranda says to ask for help and to always prepare for the worst.

The Scan

Ancient Greek Army Ancestry Highlights Mercenary Role in Historical Migrations

By profiling genomic patterns in 5th century samples from in and around Himera, researchers saw diverse ancestry in Greek army representatives in the region, as they report in PNAS.

Estonian Biobank Team Digs into Results Return Strategies, Experiences

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics outline a procedure developed for individual return of results for the population biobank, along with participant experiences conveyed in survey data.

Rare Recessive Disease Insights Found in Individual Genomes

Researchers predict in Genome Medicine cross-population deletions and autosomal recessive disease impacts by analyzing recurrent nonallelic homologous recombination-related deletions.

Genetic Tests Lead to Potential Prognostic Variants in Dutch Children With Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Researchers in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine found that the presence of pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants was linked to increased risk of death and poorer outcomes in children with pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy.