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A Literature Database with Smarts
Kerry Grens | Nov 3, 2015
Semantic Scholar uses machine reading and vision to extract meaning and impact from academic papers.
Mislabeled Genomes to be Fixed
Kerry Grens | Sep 29, 2015
Conference elicits buzz about the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s efforts to clean up genome entries.
The Great Big Clean-Up
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2015
From tossing out cross-contaminated cell lines to flagging genomic misnomers, a push is on to tidy up biomedical research.
Sharing Longevity Data
Matthias Ziehm | Mar 1, 2015
Aging research would greatly benefit from consistently making annotated life span data available.
Exploring the Epigenome
Jenny Rood | Feb 18, 2015
A National Institutes of Health-funded consortium publishes 111 reference maps of DNA and histone marks.
Human Proteome Mapped Again
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 22, 2015
Researchers complete another interactive protein atlas, boosting the number of publicly available maps of human protein expression levels.
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2015
Researchers are working to automate the arduous task of identifying—and amending—mislabeled sequences in genetic databases.
Journalists to Catalog Retractions
Kerry Grens | Dec 16, 2014
Staff of the blog Retraction Watch will create a database of papers retracted from the scientific literature.
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?