A quality alert and call for improved curation of public chemistry databases

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The quality of much of the chemical structure-based data introduced to the public domain is poor. The authors of this editorial describe some of the errors found in the recently released NIH Chemical Genomics Center ‘NPC browser’ database as an example.

There is an urgent need for government funded data curation to improve the quality of internet chemistry and to limit the proliferation of errors and wasted efforts.

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