Leading the Way in Life Science Technologies

GEN Exclusives

More »

Best of the Web

More »
May 01, 2007 (Vol. 27, No. 9)


  • Clever idea, easy access
  • Nothing obvious
The web today abounds with tools for individuals to have a “space” in which to post things, work on them, modify them, and show off to others. Prime examples include MySpace, FaceBook, YouTube, and Flickr. Curiously missing from this list of posting sites is a site for text-based documents. Yes, there are blogs (ad-nauseum), but they are really different than the interesting offering of Writeboard. As noted on the site, “Writeboards are sharable, web-based text documents that let you save every edit, roll back to any version, and easily compare changes.” One can write to one’s heart’s desire and not worry about losing something during the creation process. Users have the option of writing solo or collaborating with others. While this seems like (and is) a simple idea, the beauty of it is 1) its potential for collaboration and 2) its accessibility anywhere via a browser.
  • Key:
  • Strong Points
  • Weak Points
  • Ratings:
  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Good

*The opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and should not be construed as reflecting the viewpoints of the publisher, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., the publishing house, or employees and affiliates thereof.

Be sure to take the GEN Poll

Cancer vs. Zika: What Worries You Most?

While Zika continues to garner a lot of news coverage, a Mayo Clinic survey reveals that Americans believe the country’s most significant healthcare challenge is cancer. Compared to other diseases, does the possibility of developing cancer worry you the most?

More »