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Sci. Signal., 19 July 2011
Vol. 4, Issue 182, p. eg6
[DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.2002104]


Gatekeepers of Science and Society

Helena Mistry1* and Philip Toppin2

1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
2 Department of Physical Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Abstract: Cells have specific proteins that serve as gatekeepers of information, much as the media serve as gatekeepers of information for society. With examples of DNA damage detection and rapid reporting of tainted meat, the importance of gatekeepers in science and society is illustrated.

* Corresponding author. Email, helena_mistry{at}

Citation: H. Mistry, P. Toppin, Gatekeepers of Science and Society. Sci. Signal. 4, eg6 (2011).

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