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We accept community contributed packages via our onboarding system - an open software review system, sorta like scholarly paper review, but way better. We’ll highlight newly onboarded packages here. A huge thanks to our reviewers, who do a lot of work reviewing (see the blog post on our review system), and the authors of the packages!

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One of our own, Karthik Ram, was on the Changelog podcast: Conversations about sustaining open source

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  1. Olson, N. D., Zook, J. M., Morrow, J. B., & Lin, N. J. (2017). Challenging a bioinformatic tool’s ability to detect microbial contaminants using in silico whole genome sequencing data. PeerJ, 5, e3729. 

  2. Reznik, E., Christodoulou, D., Goldford, J. E., Briars, E., Sauer, U., Segrè, D., & Noor, E. (2017). Genome-Scale Architecture of Small Molecule Regulatory Networks and the Fundamental Trade-Off between Regulation and Enzymatic Activity. Cell Reports, 20(11), 2666–2677. 

  3. Cardoso, D., Särkinen, T., Alexander, S., Amorim, A. M., Bittrich, V., Celis, M., … Forzza, R. C. (2017). Amazon plant diversity revealed by a taxonomically verified species list. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201706756. 

  4. Jayasankar, J. Computational options for marine fisheries research and management. Advanced Methods for Fish Stock Assessment and Fisheries Management, 136.