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Gatekeepers of Science and Society

Science Signaling  12 Jul 2011:

DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.2002104


Cells have specific proteins that serve as gatekeepers of information; much like the media serves as a gatekeeper 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.

Full article available 19 July 2011, Vol. 4, Issue 182, pp. eg6