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Proteopedia: life in 3D, and teaching too

Herráez, Angel

Proteopedia is a website with similar approach to well known sites like Wikipedia, but with a strong scientific focus towards structural biology. Its contents are a combination of automatic retrieval from databases and content contributed by users. In addition, the characteristics of a wiki are supplemented with the edition of interactive three-dimensional models of molecular structure, which are embedded into the page of each article that makes the wiki. The subheading, Life in 3D, highlights this directive. The other, descriptive, subtitle outlines the philosophy of the site: The free, collaborative 3D-encyclopedia of proteins and other molecules.

Republication of the article originally published in the University Education section of SEBBM Journal, issue 180, June 2014 (the Journal of the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology). It is republished here after the journal's original website was taken down.
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