NEW YORK, Sept. 14 - Peer review is a fundamental part of the scientific publishing process, so why shouldn’t it be required for software too? A growing number of bioinformatics practitioners are asking this question, prompting an organized effort to encourage public funding agencies to formally support open source software development.

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