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What Are The Cahn-Prelog-Ingold Rules Again?

At In the Pipeline, Derek Lowe asks an interesting question: What do scientists need to know about one another’s specialties? He says that, for example, he knows generally what cell culture people do and that’s what he would expect them to know about his work. “In short, I know roughly what to expect from my cell culture colleagues, and what would be silly of me to demand,” he writes, later adding that he does “like it when my biology colleagues have the broad outlines.” He opened up his comments for all to give their thoughts on “what biologists (and others) should know, at a minimum, about med-chem.”

The Scan

UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer

A randomized pilot study in the Journal of Medical Genetics points to similar outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving germline BRCA testing through fully digital or partially digital testing pathways.

Survey Sees Genetic Literacy on the Rise, Though Further Education Needed

Survey participants appear to have higher genetic familiarity, knowledge, and skills compared to 2013, though 'room for improvement' remains, an AJHG paper finds.

Study Reveals Molecular, Clinical Features in Colorectal Cancer Cases Involving Multiple Primary Tumors

Researchers compare mismatch repair, microsatellite instability, and tumor mutation burden patterns in synchronous multiple- or single primary colorectal cancers.

FarGen Phase One Sequences Exomes of Nearly 500 From Faroe Islands

The analysis in the European Journal of Human Genetics finds few rare variants and limited geographic structure among Faroese individuals.