Interaction among researchers is fundamental for the development of science. Some decades ago it was mainly based on airmail and it took weeks to transmit information or opinions from one country to another.
Internet-based platforms have been quite successful in other areas of society in recent years. Nature Network is a recent initiative aimed to allow the interactions between scientists using the web. The registration is free and the users can include info in their profiles about their research projects and interests and their scientific publications. It has thousands of registered users, hundreds of forums (including some about genetics) and tens of blogs.
It is expected that Nature Network, and other similar recent initiatives, will facilitate the virtual communications and interactions between scientists around the world.
Contact: Corie Lok, Senior Editor, Nature Network
"Nature Network connects scientists, providing them with unique online tools to meet and get in touch with new colleagues and to keep in touch with existing contacts"
Corie Lok, Senior Editor, Nature Network
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