Interview with Steve Bryant
I recently interviewed PubChem's Steve Bryant who explained the origins and inspiration behind this growing open access repository of molecular structures and information. He also provided some insights into why it is important that such resources are available to scientists for free and hinted at where the resource stands at present with regard to the CAS conflict. He also addressed the issue of errors that arose on the CHMINF-L discussion group recently. As a former protein crystallographer, he explained that it comes as no surprise that the source of the errors was simply a lack of rigorous caretaking on the part of the Protein Data Bank when it comes to small molecules and ligands.
You can read the complete interview with Steve Bryant in the March issue of Reactive Reports, which appeared today.