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The Merits of Journal Tweets

Derek Lowe of In the Pipeline, discusses science publishers’ use of Twitter. He asks whether anyone finds journals’ tweets useful. “I can't help but see some editorial meeting that I imagine went on. ‘Look, everybody's on Twitter,’ says one person around the table,” Lowe writes. He writes that he chooses to follow journal content by checking RSS feeds instead.

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.