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Open Access Is More Than Just Re-Using Images

Open Access News blog makes a yet another case for why open access — especially when considered from a global perspective — is good. Excerpting an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Peter Suber reports on the Global Text Project, which hopes to freely distribute 1,000 original titles online to students in developing countries. The project is volunteer-based, which might be a problem. "I might speak to an audience of 100 and recruit five or six people," says Richard T. Watson, interim head of the department of management information systems at the University of Georgia and co-head of the project.

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.