This seems like something everyone should know if they’re in the sciences and/or interested in reading scientific papers.

At one point I connected with a doctor who had a special interest in my daughter’s specific chromosome issue, and when he found out I’d started a parent group for it, he joined and uploaded every research paper he knew about to the files. I’d previous had to go to the local medical library and go through a complex procedure to get the info. 

Connecting this way turned out to be an absolute bonus, as he connected other doctors with the group and they started doing some research with families who wanted to participate in genetic studies related to heart issues for the specific chromosome bit.

And don’t forget: a large number of those papers were published from studies which were performed with research grants from the government. In other words: we, the public, are being charged to access something we already paid for via taxes.

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