Editorial GuideScience and Society

Gatekeepers of Science and Society

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Science Signaling  19 Jul 2011:
Vol. 4, Issue 182, pp. eg6
DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.2002104

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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.

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