Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

And If They Still Get Rejected, At Least You Know It Wasn't for Bad Writing

Over at Biocurious, blogger PhilipJ laments the sorry state of scientific writing and refers to a recent issue of Nature Physics that includes guidelines for writing better papers. While PhilipJ doesn't agree with everything in the journal's editorial, he does provide a nice analysis as well as some of his own tips on how to improve your paper-writing skills.

 

The Scan

Gone, But Now Reconstructed SARS-CoV-2 Genomes

In a preprint, a researcher describes his recovery of viral sequences that had been removed from a common database.

Rare Heart Inflammation Warning

The Food and Drug Administration is adding a warning about links between a rare inflammatory heart condition and two SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, Reuters reports.

Sandwich Sampling

The New York Times sent tuna sandwiches for PCR analysis.

Nature Papers Describe Gut Viruses, New Format for Storing Quantitative Genomic Data, More

In Nature this week: catalog of DNA viruses of the human gut microbiome, new dense depth data dump format to store quantitative genomic data, and more.