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Competition for budding science writers

Competition for budding science writers - 19 November 2013. iStock

The 2014 'Access to Understanding' science writing competition is open for entries. Run by Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) and the British Library, the competition encourages scientists to make current research exciting and engaging for all.

'Access to Understanding' is open to all early-career bioscience researchers (including PhD students) and the shortlisted entries will be invited to an awards ceremony at the British Library, with the winner receiving an iPad alongside their article being printed in the journal eLife.

Researchers will be asked to choose from one of selection of journal articles and write an engaging article which could be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of their scientific knowledge.

Europe PMC is a free information resource for health and biomedical researchers, supported by BBSRC. The BBSRC-funded publication Nutritional factors and gender influence age-related DNA methylation in the human rectal mucosa is one of ten publications on which entrants can base their article.

The closing date for entries is 10 December 2013. To find out more or to enter, visit: www.europepmc.org/ScienceWritingCompetition.

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