BioSystems — the blog of a new venture-capital supported biotech upstart Plectix that specializes in representing cellular signalling — reinforces my impression over the last couple of years that privately employed scientists too can use the blog medium to say increasingly interesting things about what used to be the turf of public university scholars in the social sciences and humanities (‘science studies‘ and ‘philosophy of science‘). For example, last December, Isha Antani addressed the perennial problem of the trade-off between competition and co-operation among life scintists.

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