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Oct 22, 2012

Curing or even finding treatments for rare diseases is hard. Not necessarily because these diseases are any more complex than more common ones. It...

Oct 18, 2012

Scientist’s CEO, Kevin Lustig, spoke in a recent episode of the Burrill Report about the Open Science movement and how the democratization of drug...

Oct 16, 2012

Scientist is pleased to announce the Rare Disease Science Challenge: Be HEARD (Helping Empower and Accelerate Research Discoveries). We are working...

Oct 15, 2012

In James Surowiecki’s book “The Wisdom of Crowds”, he lays out the criteria for successful decision making by large groups1: Diversity of...

Oct 9, 2012

The Make Your Mark competition, part of Scientist’s Open Science Challenge series, is now officially live in San Diego, New York, and Boston...

Oct 4, 2012

For decades the model for how a clinical diagnostic assay (otherwise known as a clinical diagnostic, or a diagnostic test) was developed remained...

Oct 2, 2012

“Open source”, a term synonymous to computer programming, is a pragmatic methodology that promotes redistribution and access to an end product. In...

Sep 28, 2012

Yesterday we published in Scientific American’s blog a call to action about the Scientist-sponsored Rare Disease Science Challenge. If you or a...

Sep 25, 2012

A Scientist user reminded me last week of Atul Butte’s TEDMED 2012 talk, which showcases Scientist’s outsourcing marketplace. While speaking about...

Sep 24, 2012

There is an argument that says we should not be making simple compounds in academic research labs, but rather using specialist services to make...