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For the Twelfth Layer of Management, My VP Gave to Me

At his Omics! Omics! blog, Keith Robison writes about the joys of corporate hierarchy. (OK, there are no joys. But GTO is trying to be jolly.) "I used to joke at Millennium that I was routinely being demoted. This was obviously so, as the number of people between myself and Mark Levin kept growing," Robison writes. He weighs in on some alternatives some people have proposed to ease the weight of these bureaucracies, but suggests that the most effective solution might actually be to just work at a very small company.


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.