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Making Public Data Public
Ruth Williams | Jun 8, 2017
Computational scientists develop a system for spotting data overdue for public release, and end up getting hundreds of open-access datasets corrected.
Esther Landhuis | Jul 1, 2016
In today’s data-heavy research environment, wet-lab scientists can benefit from new computational skills.
Messages in the Noise
Sarah C.P. Williams | Aug 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.
Jef Akst | May 29, 2014
’s publisher launches a new peer-reviewed, online-only journal that will accept descriptions of data sets.
Sharing the Wealth
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?
Opinion: Latent Value in the Literature
Ramon Felciano | Apr 28, 2014
With scientific budgets eroding, the biomedical community needs to get more return from the data it has already generated.
May the Best Model Win
Aimee Swartz | Jun 4, 2013
Computational challenges are tapping the collective wisdom of the scientific community to solve medicine’s biggest problems.
Scientists Discuss BRAIN Initiative
Edyta Zielinska | May 13, 2013
Last week brought scientists one step closer to outlining a plan for the massive government-funded project.
Opinion: Text Mining in the Clinic
Min Song | Apr 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.
Disputes Over Text-Mining
Dan Cossins | Mar 21, 2013
Computer programs that trawl research papers can reveal important large-scale patterns and facilitate further research, but publishers are wary.