The human genome specifies more than 500 kinases, enzymes that can manipulate protein activity. More than 400 of them are understudied, even though more knowledge about them could unlock a wave of drug innovation. Scientists are trying to fix that—the open source way.
While many researchers encounter no privacy-based barriers to releasing data, those working with human participants, such as doctors, psychologists, and geneticists, have a difficult problem to surmount. How do they reconcile their desire to share data, allowing their analyses and conclusions to be... Read more
Some folks at UNICEF asked me to help them articulate a process for how to make their research projects (usually “is this program we want to do a feasible one?” or “what was the impact of this program we did?” into open content ones. Here’s what I wrote them back. There are some pretty basic... Read more