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Working together during the COVID-19 pandemic, a silver lining in a trying time

Friday, July 02, 2021

Dr. Walhout recently wrote a post on the motivations of and the process behind our WormPaths paper (in press at Genetics). This post is featured on the Genetics Society of America “Genes to Genomes” blog. Below is an excerpt.

“Massachusetts, March 2020: The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic that would profoundly affect us all. Labs shut down abruptly, assay trials were disrupted, some experiments in progress were thrown out. Now what? With pipettes unused on the bench and the foreseeable future unclear, how long would this take? A week or two? Oh, how naïve we were. Many labs pivoted to do research on the new virus, leading to many papers, demonstrating that publishing doesn’t have to take months. But I digress… When the lockdown started, I immediately thought my lab could use this time to work on a project that I always wanted to start but never seemed to have the time for…” continued on the blog…

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