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Genome Boy'

Misha Angrist, science editor at the Duke University Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, is one of the first 10 subjects chosen for George Church's Personal Genome Project. Dubbing himself "Genome Boy," Angrist has taken it upon himself to blog the process, starting off with why he chose to volunteer. (He says getting to work with George was definitely part of it. Hey, if GTO could hang out with George Church all day, we'd be getting our collective genome sequenced, too.)

 

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.