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NIH Learns to Wiki

Volunteers from Wikipedia descended on the NIH campus last week to train scientists on how to use and contribute to the online encyclopedia, reports Wired Science. The scientists have the expertise on subjects and can make sure the information is reliable, but not on how Wikipedia works. "One of our goals is to increase the scientists' understanding of Wikipedia and the established practices and procedures that have evolved over the years," the head of public outreach for the Wikimedia Foundation says. "They need some instructions about what's going on and why Wikipedia culture is like it is."

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.