An example of the value of OA datasets

Prognostic gene signatures for non-small-cell lung cancer by Paul C Boutros and 8 co-authors, including Frances A Shepherd, Ming-Sound Tsao, Linda Z Penn and Igor Jurisica, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2009(Feb 5) [Epub ahead of print]. [PubMed Citation][OA full text (PDF)][Version in PMC]. Excerpt from the Discussion:

This extensive validation was only possible because of the public availability of a large number of previous studies, highlighting the benefit of earlier work in the field.

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