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Does Rubbing Elbows Make Your Skin Crawl?

There's a reason that the term "schmoozing" has something of a negative connotation. An article that ran recently in Forbes dissects the squeamishness with which many people approach networking and posits that the main problem is that these people see it as "manipulative" and "fake." (See, you're not the only one.) That said, there are great reasons to network, and ways to do it on a more genuine level, according to the article.

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.