Almost 10 years ago, Ben Liu, an associate professor of forestry biotechnology at NC State, realized that there was a serious problem with the quality of gene and protein expression data. While researching a book on statistical genetics, Liu found that many of the papers in the literature contained “too low quality data, at less than rigorous treatment,” he says. So he resolved to do something about it.

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