Kerry Grens

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How to Use P-Values Correctly

By | March 9, 2016

The American Statistical Association offers guidance on best practices for the oft-misused tool.

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Macchiarini Coauthor Removed From Paper

By | March 7, 2016

A whistleblower asked to have his named pulled from a study led by the embattled surgeon.

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Reproducibility Crisis Not So Bad?

By | March 7, 2016

Two studies temper the dismal assessment of psychology and economics researchers’ abilities to replicate one another’s experiments.

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Giant Virus Has CRISPR-like Immune Defense

By | March 2, 2016

The genome of a mimivirus strain resistant to a virophage has repeated phage sequences alongside nuclease- and helicase-coding sections.

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Can Talc Cause Cancer?

By | March 2, 2016

A jury recently awarded $72 million in a talcum-powder–ovarian cancer case, but the data linking the hygiene product to disease risk are inconclusive.

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Sleeping for Two

By | March 1, 2016

Poor slumber during pregnancy may have consequences beyond gestation.

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Go To Bed!

By | March 1, 2016

The immediate consequences of losing out on sleep may be harbingers of long-term repercussions.

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Under the Cover of Darkness

By | March 1, 2016

The far-reaching effects of sleep loss

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NSF Asks for Diversity-Boosting Proposals

By | February 26, 2016

An initial round of grants is the start of a decade-long program.

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Mutations Not Tied to Metastasis

By | February 25, 2016

Clinical cases link immune changes to a cancer’s spread through the body, but find no role for so-called “driver” mutations.

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