ood morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was refreshing and invigorating, even if it was rather cold and disruptive. Such circumstances call for a hot cup or three of stimulation, which we will have to grab on the run, since we are attending the well-hyped Woodstock of biopharma gatherings in the City by the Bay. Perhaps some of you can relate. If not, think of it this way — picture way too many well-coiffed ants on an anthill.
Despite widespread optimism about the tax cut bill racing through Congress, biopharma insiders across the U.S. say they’re not expecting to add new jobs at their companies in the coming year, a new STAT Plus survey finds. Nearly 6 in 10 respondents said it’s unlikely their companies will be expanding. Nonetheless, they remain bullish on the industry at large, with more than half expressing strong confidence that biotech will have a good year.
Genomes and exomes are the -omes that usually get sequenced. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) covers exactly what it says: the whole genome, which, in people, consists of 3 billion chemical “letters” (nucleotides — those famous A’s, T’s, C’s, and G’s). Exons, which are the sections of DNA that actually produce proteins, make up about 1 percent of a human’s DNA sequence; they’re the only parts sequenced with whole exome sequencing (WES).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".