A Word About OWW

OpenWetWare's Lorrie LeJeune talks to Donna Wentworth at ScienceCommons about open research, the ins and outs of attribution, and why things like OpenWetWare exist. One reason, LeJeune says, is because it can. Another is that young researchers are more comfortable with the Internet and sharing ideas. "Of course, even wiki- and Facebook-savvy scientists don't share everything.

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