Blogging really can mean open science

An uplifting tale is unfolding over at De Rerum Natura. Back in 2005, blogger Reed Cartwright posted his thoughts on the genetics of an Arabidopsis mutant. It turned out that another researcher in the field was thinking along the same lines. Long story short: Reed was invited to be coauthor on this paper. The story has been picked up by The Scientist. Sadly, unlike the blog post and the paper, you need a subscription to read that article.

Take-home message: post your hypotheses, wild or otherwise, on your blog. You never know who might be reading.

One thought on “Blogging really can mean open science

  1. kevin

    haha makes me wonder what if Alfred Wallace had blogged about his ideas about natural selection and what would happen if Darwin saw that?

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