A study published in PLoS Pathogens on July 29th shows that human and other vertebrate genomes contain ancient genetic sequences from two often deadly families of RNA virus – Filovirus and Bornavirus – families not previously known to leave genetic material in vertebrate DNA.
Archives for July 2010
We are pleased to announce that we will not be raising the publication fees for any of the PLoS Journals this year. The main reasons for this decision are as follows.
Please be sure to stop by Booth 14 and speak with PLoS staff members Marina Kukso and Donna Okubo, and a few of the PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Editors attending, who will answer your questions about publishing in the journal and update you about open-access publishing in general. A sampling of open-access information and PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases articles, fact sheets, buttons, and our 2010 t-shirt will be available.
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Today, we are happy to share with you our 2009 Progress Update which covers the highlights of the 2009 fiscal year (a calendar year) and some information about what we are working on now. As you may recall, last year we published our first full Progress Report to update our community on our mission, our achievements, and our hopes for the future.
In a study published on July 15 in PLoS Pathogens, researchers demonstrate how to genetically alter mosquitoes so they no longer transmit the Plasmodium falciparum parasite, which causes malaria in humans.
Google Fusion Tables is a new Google labs endeavor that allows people to upload data tables from spreadsheets for sharing and visualizing data online. Google provides the Fusion Tables API for programmatic access to the data content. The PLoS Article Level Metrics data from May 18, 2010 was uploaded to Google Fusion Tables and is publicly available.
If you are attending ISMB 2010 PLoS Computational Biology invites you to send us a postcard! PLoS Postcards represent a novel way to report important innovations and current research efforts presented at a scientific conference as told by upcoming members of the scientific community. Your “postcard” will focus on one of the conference presentations – a keynote, paper, poster, technology track demonstration, or tutorial.