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Open science summit unlocks research access

openlock.jpgScientists, hackers, and patients are congregating in Berkeley, California today to hear the latest on how open-source platforms are impacting scientific research at the 2010 Open Science Summit.

Talks slated for today include: a retrospective look on the Human Genome Project and its future implications for synthetic biology, genetic patents, and collaborative research; a panel discussion on the state of open access scientific journals with PLoS co-founder Michael Eisen; and an exploration of the rise of ‘do it yourself’ research practiced by citizens outside the academic and industrial science complexes.

If you can’t make it out to California, you can catch the webcast here. The event resumes today at 9:30 am Pacific time, and continues throughout today and tomorrow.

Image by sooperkuh via Flickr Creative Commons.


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