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Thomas Mailund rounds up and adds to the discussion of whether biologists should learn how to program. Earlier in the week, John Hawks wondered if a new program from Wolfram, Alpha, eventually will make bioinformatics obsolete and replace the work of many of today's graduate students, leading him to ask what today's graduate students should be learning.

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A 50-year-old cold case was cracked using genetic genealogy, the New York Times reports.

NPR reports that some insect pests are now becoming resistant to Bt crops.

Science reports the US Food and Drug Administration did not consult an outside panel in its approval of remdesivir as a COVID-19 treatment.

In Nature this week: a framework for future human genomic research, PORE-cupine approach to study RNA structure using nanopore sequencing, and more.

Nov
09
Sponsored by
Akoya Biosciences

Most recent single-cell and spatial biology studies have focused on the network of interactions between different cell types and their spatial context. 

Nov
10
Sponsored by
LGC

The COVID-19 pandemic created a paradigm shift in modern healthcare, where regulations, protocols, and mindsets had to be reworked in just a matter of months to keep up with the pace of the virus.

Nov
23
Sponsored by
Inivata

In non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), liquid biopsy allows detection of driver mutations and can shed light on the development of resistance mutations during treatment.