BioRxiv cofounder Richard Sever, a molecular biologist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, welcomed the open letter. "I would go further and have government/funders mandate that research articles are shared as - 1/2
early as possible before review and formal publication," he says.
This rapid sharing of data can help researchers and public health officials. For example, last month Nextstrain, an "open science" project that analyzes genomic data shared on Gisaid, was able to help confirm that Covid-19 had been spreading in the Seattle area. - 2/2
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