'Social' Science

Martin Fenner from Germany's Hannover Medical School Cancer Center tells the Raleigh, NC-based News & Observer about his efforts to make science more social. The main issue, Fenner says, is that scientists have few incentives for that kind of work. "Researchers are valued by their publications and grants, and other contributions to science — producing research data, communicating science, teaching, et cetera — usually fall under the table," he says.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.