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Data producers deserve citation credit, says Nature Genetics

Datasets released to public databases in advance of (or with) research publications should be given digital object identifiers to allow databases and journals to give quantitative citation credit to the data producers and curators, according to the October Editorial of Nature Genetics (41, 1045; 2009) .  Read more

John Dick interview at Nature Reports Stem Cells

John Dick, the subject of this month’s Q&A at Nature Reports Stem Cells (April 2009), identified the first cancer stem cell, in leukaemia. The widely used xenotransplantation assay that he developed can confirm the identity of prospective haematopoietic stem cells by demonstrating their ability to re-establish a human blood system in the mouse. He is a professor at the University of Toronto and its affiliated Princess Margaret Hospital and Director of the Program in Cancer Stem Cells at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. Monya Baker, Editor of Nature Reports Stem Cells investigates his call for more controversy.  Read more

Nature Genetics on representing authorship in PubMed

In its April Editorial, Nature Genetics (41, 383; 2009) addresses the issue of contributor attribution in PubMed, the index provided by the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) and used by many researchers to navigate tens of millions of biomedical publications dating back to 1948.  Read more

Nature Chemical Biology answers authors’ questions

Nature Chemical Biology is offering new content and functionality to authors. Online enhancements to the chemistry functionality are described here, with examples. And the journal is also introducing Primers, a series of peer-reviewed, one-page summaries of chemical or biological topics designed to jump-start readers’ ability to comprehend research in a particular area. Green fluorescent protein is the topic of this Primer, if you would like to take a look at the format. (See here for further information about this particular Primer.)  … Read more