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Making Public Data Public

By Ruth Williams | June 8, 2017

Computational scientists develop a system for spotting data overdue for public release, and end up getting hundreds of open-access datasets corrected.


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Learning Bioinformatics

By Esther Landhuis | July 1, 2016

In today’s data-heavy research environment, wet-lab scientists can benefit from new computational skills.


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Messages in the Noise

By Sarah C.P. Williams | August 1, 2015

After spending more than a decade developing tools to study patterns in gene sequences, bioinformaticians are now working on programs to analyze epigenomics data.


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Publishing Data

By Jef Akst | May 29, 2014

Nature’s publisher launches a new peer-reviewed, online-only journal that will accept descriptions of data sets.


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Sharing the Wealth

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2014

From research results to electronic health records, biomedical data are becoming increasingly accessible. How can scientists best capitalize on the information deluge?

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Opinion: Latent Value in the Literature

By Ramon Felciano | April 28, 2014

With scientific budgets eroding, the biomedical community needs to get more return from the data it has already generated.


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May the Best Model Win

By Aimee Swartz | June 4, 2013

Computational challenges are tapping the collective wisdom of the scientific community to solve medicine’s biggest problems.


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Scientists Discuss BRAIN Initiative

By Edyta Zielinska | May 13, 2013

Last week brought scientists one step closer to outlining a plan for the massive government-funded project.  


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Opinion: Text Mining in the Clinic

By Min Song | April 1, 2013

Despite increasing use of electronic medical records, much patient data remains in text form, requiring text-mining techniques to make full use of patient information.


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Disputes Over Text-Mining

By Dan Cossins | March 21, 2013

Computer programs that trawl research papers can reveal important large-scale patterns and facilitate further research, but publishers are wary.


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