If you are interested in progress on the front of community intelligence in biology, the wrap up from the GMOD community annotation satellite meeting is well worth a look.
- Fail: "UniProt, a pan-biology resource if ever there was one, had 46 million page views lead to only 9 comments being submitted. "
- Win: Following in line with the "distributed grid of undergraduate students" approach to gene annotation, the CACAO project has achieved "stunning" success. They get teams of students to compete against each other on both quantity and quality of annotations. Quality is determined in Scrabble-esque fashion where points are awarded based on the opposing team's ability to successfully challenge and disprove the other team's annotations.