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Cancer data not readily available for future research

Posted July 13,2011 by NESCent

Durham, NC —A new study finds that -- even in a field with clear standards and online databases -- the rate of public data archiving in cancer research is increasing only slowly. Furthermore, research studies in cancer and human subjects are less likely than other research studies to make their datasets available for reuse.READ MORE>>

Tree of life project aims for every twig and leaf

Posted June 6, 2012 by NESCent

A new initiative aims to build a grand tree of life that brings together everything scientists know about how all living things are related, from the tiniest bacteria to the tallest tree. Congrats to Karen Cranston and crew of the recently-funded Open Tree of Life project – their work was featured in June in The New York Times: READ MORE>>

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