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Book Excerpt from Galileo’s Middle Finger

By | March 10, 2015

In Chapter 4, “A Show-Me State of Mind,” author Alice Dreger describes the start of her journey studying scientists who had conducted controversial research.

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Stirring the Pot

By | March 1, 2015

How to navigate the slings and arrows of conducting “controversial” research

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Opinion: Star Trek Medicine

By | November 6, 2014

An apology for basic research

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Keeping Up with IP

By | September 1, 2014

It’s never too early to start thinking about intellectual property rights—even for biologists doing basic research.

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Researching Research

By | April 28, 2014

Stanford University starts new center to study how scientific research can be improved.

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Opinion: Overcoming Cancer’s Complexities

By , , and | April 11, 2014

Considering “targeted therapeutics” in the face of intra-patient heterogeneity. 

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Recognizing Basic Science Contributions

By , , and | January 1, 2014

A “basic bibliography” for new drugs would provide scientists with soft incentives and acknowledge the value of basic biomedical research.

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Speaking of Cell Biology

By | December 17, 2013

A selection of notable quotes from the annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting.

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Building Support for Basic Research

By | December 16, 2013

The push toward translational research was a much-discussed topic at the annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting.

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Weathering the Storm

By | December 1, 2013

How to prepare your lab for natural disasters and cope with unavoidable consequences

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