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WikiGenes, an evolving scientific tool

“”http://www.wikigenes.org/“>WikiGenes is the first wiki system to combine the collaborative and largely altruistic possibilities of wikis with explicit authorship. In view of the extraordinary success of ”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia”>Wikipedia there remains no doubt about the potential of collaborative publishing, yet its adoption in science has been limited.” So writes Robert Hofmann of MIT in a Perspective article in the September edition of Nature Genetics (40, 1047-1051; 2008) about this “dynamic collaborative knowledge base for the life sciences that provides authors with due credit and that can evolve via continual revision and traditional peer review into a rigorous scientific tool.” From the article: 

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