Gene Expression

Dan MacArthur of Genetics Future is at the center of a minor controversy because of his blogging The Biology of Genomes conference. Realistically it seems updating pre-internet protocols is just a band-aid solution. And the issues aren’t particular to blogging conferences, they’re general to the ease and fluidity with which information can flow today.


  1. #1 Kambiz
    June 4, 2009

    I’ve found myself in a similar situation but it never got the attention of Science or other publications. I dont see what Dan did was wrong, especially since bloggers do not get treated like press nor have the buddy-buddy relations most press have with other publications.

    Either way, to have embargos and what not is a worthless rule to enforce. In this day and age of rapid communication, I forsee there will always be one person on Twitter or mo-blogging that slips under the cracks.


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