Wednesday, December 24, 2008

New PLoS ONE articles evaluated at F1000 Biology

It appears that the year 2008 is closing on a good note - in the last 6 days three important articles from PLoS ONE were evaluated by the F1000 Biology faculty. These articles were graded as significantly novel reports (see below).

Rapid SNP discovery and genetic mapping using sequenced RAD markers. Baird NA, Etter PD, …, Cresko WA, Johnson EA PLoS ONE 2008 3(10):e3376

Evaluated by: Tony Long on December 23, 2008

F1000 Factor: 6.0 (Must Read)

If I were you: perceptual illusion of body swapping. Petkova VI, Ehrsson HH PLoS ONE 2008 3(12):e3832

Evaluated by: Aina Puce on December 19, 2008

F1000 Factor: 6.0 (Must Read)

The zinc transporter SLC39A13/ZIP13 is required for connective tissue development; its involvement in BMP/TGF-beta signaling pathways. Fukada T, Civic N, …, Superti-Furga A, Hirano T PLoS ONE 2008 3(11):e3642

Evaluated by Bruce Pitt on December 18, 2008

F1000 Factor: 9.0 (Exceptional)

All PLoS ONE content is freely available on the web and readers could themselves rate and evaluate the articles. However, those evaluated on F1000 are certainly the crème de la crème kind of material; at any given time about 4% of the PLoS ONE articles are evaluated at the F1000.