This website is managed by undergraduate and graduate students at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada). Each week, we will post a summary describing an article selected from an open access journal, such as the Public Library of Science (PLOS) database. Over the years, PLOS Pathogens and other PLOS family journals have led the way in open-access publishing, ensuring that the latest research reaches a global audience, without restrictions. With shared values, and a belief that all research should be openly available for anyone to access, our summaries will simplify scientific publications by focusing on the knowledge gaps, the major findings, and the impact of the results.


Why are we doing this? We initially started the blog back in 2017 as we were participating in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. iGEM is an international synthetic biology competition that encourages students to work together to solve real-world challenges by building genetically engineered biological systems. While the competition primarily focuses around the wet-lab experiments, there is also a large emphasis on public engagement, education, and outreach. Think of the PLoSibilities gave our team a chance to practice our scientific communication skills. Since then, the blog has taken off and we are thrilled to be accepting blog posts from around the world.

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