Jonathan Eisen, scientist and blogger extraordinaire has established a science writing series called “Story behind the paper”. The idea is for authors who have recently published Open Access papers to tell the story behind the paper: what sorts of experiences and experiments led up to the new discovery and how we navigated through the publication process. Several years ago Jonathan patiently explained to me what a blog was and got me started with science blogging. He recently kindly extended an invitation to write story about our discovery of a new communication code in disease causing bacteria.

Here it is. Happy reading.


  1. #1
    January 16, 2012

    I wish you a happy new year Pamela!

  2. #2 Catalina Sima
    January 11, 2012

    very nice “Story behind the paper”. I wish you a happy new year Pamela!

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