Systems Biology Opens New Research Pathways
Systems Biologists Are Attacking the Encrypted Messages That Would Allow Us to Predict and Change the Course of Disease
Individual Tumor Profiling
Has Tumor Molecular Profiling Enabled More Effective and Less Toxic Cancer Treatment?
Top 10 Under 40
Up-and-Coming Stars Shine in Biopharma Research and Business
Podcast: FDA’s New Commissioner Hits the Ground Running
Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Commits to Speeding Up Drug Reviews, and Maintaining Safety and Efficacy
Map of Life
The Map of Life app allows users to interact with the natural world around them (as long as they have Internet access or a data plan, at least). Based on the user’s location, the app allows the user to browse a list of species expected to be in the area based on the species’ natural range. (As a result of this, the spatial resolution of this feature is rather coarse. For example, I doubt that I will actual encounter a southern copperhead pit viper in downtown Boston…) Despite this limitation, the feature is a useful tool for species identification purposes if one encounters an interesting animal in the wild, and the app acts as a handy reference to learn about animals in one’s vicinity (pulling information from Wikipedia). In theory, users can submit reports of their own animal sightings; however, this feature is not working at the time of this review.