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Sounds Like a Collaboration in the Making

Erik De Schutter of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology writes a review in PLoS Computational Biology about the intersection of computational neuroscience and systems biology. In it, he cites data-driven modeling and community-based standards development as two reasons that systems biology has a lot to offer the neuroscience. He talks about the histories of both disciplines, and winds up wondering how the two can interact more in the future. "The field of computational neuroscience will have to explicitly reach out to systems biology and to adapt to some of its conventions," he writes.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.