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That Vague "Collegiality" Score

At Blue Lab Coats, DrdrA discusses her answers to YoungFemaleScientist's poll on what is the "single most important criterion" for hiring decisions. DrdrA says that, for her, it's not so simple as just the postdoc PI or number of papers. Rather, she creates a ranking system from the cover letter, CV, and research plan and is on the lookout for first-author papers, high-quality journals, prior or pending grants, and if the research area is competitive and fundable. She also tries to keep in mind that the applicant will be a colleague and that collegiality is important as well.

 

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.