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Sharing Longevity Data
Sharing Longevity Data
Matthias Ziehm | Mar 1, 2015
Aging research would greatly benefit from consistently making annotated life span data available.
Exploring the Epigenome
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
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.
Mistaken Identities
Mistaken Identities
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
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.
Publishing Data
Publishing Data
Jef Akst | May 29, 2014
Nature’s publisher launches a new peer-reviewed, online-only journal that will accept descriptions of data sets.
Sharing the Wealth
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
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.
Raw Data’s Vanishing Act
Raw Data’s Vanishing Act
Bob Grant | Dec 23, 2013
As scientific publications age, the data that undergird them are disappearing at an alarming rate.
Open-Access Genomes
Open-Access Genomes
Kerry Grens | Nov 8, 2013
The U.K.’s newly launched Personal Genome Project seeks volunteers.