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Repositive Autism Data Collection

Repositive has launched the Autism Data Collection, a database comprised of over 6,500 datasets from autism patients. The datasets were sourced from nine different data sources and include whole-exome sequencing data, microRNA data, and data on the role of the microbiome in autism. The whole-exome sequencing data makes up the largest portion of the database, and was generated through a partnership between Baylor College of Medicine and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the company said.

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.