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2008 (English)In: RNA: A publication of the RNA Society, ISSN 1355-8382, E-ISSN 1469-9001, Vol. 14, no 12, 2462-2464 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The online encyclopedia Wikipedia has become one of the most important online references in the world and has a substantial and growing scientific content. A search of Google with many RNA-related keywords identifies a Wikipedia article as the top hit. We believe that the RNA community has an important and timely opportunity to maximize the content and quality of RNA information in Wikipedia. To this end, we have formed the RNA WikiProject ( WikiProject_RNA) as part of the larger Molecular and Cellular Biology WikiProject. We have created over 600 new Wikipedia articles describing families of noncoding RNAs based on the Rfam database, and invite the community to update, edit, and correct these articles. The Rfam database now redistributes this Wikipedia content as the primary textual annotation of its RNA families. Users can, therefore, for the first time, directly edit the content of one of the major RNA databases. We believe that this Wikipedia/Rfam link acts as a functioning model for incorporating community annotation into molecular biology databases.

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2008. Vol. 14, no 12, 2462-2464 p.
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RNA annotation, RNA databases, Wikipedia
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Dentistry Cell and Molecular Biology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-33170DOI: 10.1261/rna.1200508ISI: 000261398400002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-57049130454OAI: diva2:413893
QC 20110429Available from: 2011-04-29 Created: 2011-04-29 Last updated: 2011-04-29Bibliographically approved

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