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Forever and Ever

Research projects can result in really great databases or other resources, but what happens when the research funding runs out? asks Rochelle Long at the NIGMS Feedback Loop. She writes that a committee at NIGMS discussed that issue of legacy scientific resources and, from that, NIGMS now has a pilot program to support resources created through NIGMS-funded research. According to the program announcement, eligible resources "should be of the highest technical quality and very broadly accessible to the relevant community" and may include maintaining databases, libraries, repositories, or software, among others.

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.