This Week in PLoS

An interview with Pat Brown in PLoS Genetics this week takes a look at his role in developing microarrays, the creation of PLoS, and more. About his motivation behind open access publishing: "I want to LITERALLY overthrow the scientific publishing establishment," he says. "PLoS is just part of a longer range plan. The idea is to completely change the way the whole system works for scientific communication."

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