Crowdsourcing the dark matter of biology | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Faced with the daunting prospect of profiling the complexities of the immune system, researchers at Harvard Medical School/Business School enlisted the help of the world’s largest community of software experts on the site TopCoder.  A recent paper in Nature Biotechnology indicates a cultural shift in academia with experts engaging the collective skills of those outside their community, in order to help them overcome methodological barriers to their work. (...) - by Zara Quadir, International Science grid this week (isgtw), March 20, 2013