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Beautiful Bioimages for the Eyes of Many Beholders

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Science  05 Jul 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5578, pp. 39-40
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5578.39

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Summary

A handful of image-sharing databases and software systems is becoming available, and these images might change the way biologists look at their own and other researchers' data--if several obstacles can be overcome. Aside from the technical difficulties of creating user-friendly databases and interconnected networks of images in the scientific literature, there are pesky legal and ethical questions, such as ownership and credit.

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