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Opinion: A Truly Public Lab?

By | March 21, 2012

Should the healthcare system support health and wellness data tracking for the purposes of long-term observational studies?

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Opinion: Academic Publishing Is Broken

By | March 19, 2012

The current system by which academics publish their scientific discoveries is a massive waste of money.

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Opinion: On the Gene Patent Debate

By | March 7, 2012

Two key patent cases that no doubt will impact the future of personalized medicine are pending review by the US Supreme Court. What will the Court decide?

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Opinion: A Big Pharma Biotech Fund

By | March 5, 2012

Pharmaceutical companies should deploy cash to fund struggling biotech companies, which could generate much needed new drugs.

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Opinion: Good, But Not Good Enough

By | February 22, 2012

Funding only outstanding researchers is increasing the gap between good and great labs and forcing some out of science in search of a bigger paycheck.

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Building Flowers

By | February 16, 2012

An architecture graduate constructs intricate botanical illustrations using the computer graphics programs intended to design buildings.

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Opinion: What Is Life?

By | February 16, 2012

Designing the simplest possible living organism artificially may lend clues as to what life is.

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Opinion: No Objections to Nano?

By | February 3, 2012

While biotechnology has met with mixed public reactions, to date nanotechnology seems to invoke much less public concern.

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Opinion: Celebrities Pushing Drugs?

By | January 30, 2012

Celebrity spokespeople for pharma companies can manipulate the public’s understanding of disease.

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Opinion: Occupy Science?

By | January 24, 2012

Biomedical research can learn from citizen science, which is grounded in strong relationships with study participants.

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