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Yes, It's OK to Share Your Results

Neil Saunders, of What You’re Doing Is Rather Desperate fame, plugs that he calls open (notebook) science by pointing to a study that Pedro Beltrao has chosen to host and develop at Google Code. The project will be run like a wiki, encouraging multiple researchers and developers to submit data toward investigating how evolutionary forces have shaped protein binding domains. The project, writes Beltrao, is a "test for using Google Code as a research project management system for open science."

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.