Israeli scientists improve Wikipedia gene entry

March 30, 2016 05:58

An article by two Israeli scientists commissioned by the prestigious US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been enthusiastically received around the world, breaking the peaks of exposure.

Prof. Israel Hanukoglu of Ariel University and his brother, Tel Aviv University Prof. Aharon Hanukoglu, wrote for Wikipedia on sodium channels being responsible for regulating blood volume and blood pressure in the body.

Despite the concern of Wikipedia entries’ reliability and quality – and articles not being added to a scientist’s list of scientific and medical journal publications – the NIH took a decision to support the project to write and update the site’s pages for each gene in the human genome by experts.

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