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Nature Methods volume 10, page 687 (2013) | Download Citation

Relate your data to the world around them using the age-old custom of telling a story.

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  1. Martin Krzywinski is a staff scientist at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre.

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  2. Alberto Cairo is a Professor of Professional Practice at the School of Communication of the University of Miami.

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