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DIYbio: Low Risk, High Potential

By | March 1, 2013

Citizen scientists can inspire innovation and advance science education—and they are proving adept at self-policing.

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Regulating Amateurs

By | March 1, 2013

How should the government ensure the safety and responsibility of do-it-yourself biologists?

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Variety Is the Spice of Life

By | February 1, 2013

True understanding of the complexity of biological systems demands an assortment of model systems.

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Gaming with Autism

By | January 1, 2013

Screen-based technologies show promise for autism intervention—but research is still needed to evaluate both the benefits and the possible negative effects.

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Genomics-Informed Pathology

By | January 1, 2013

Twenty-first century lab reports will include test results read by a new breed of pathologist.

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Genomic Inequality

By | December 1, 2012

To successfully use a patient’s genetic makeup in a clinical setting, we must better understand the incredible diversity of human genomes.  

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The Value of Your Genome

By | December 1, 2012

Genome sequencing: it’s not for everyone

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Little Fish in a Big Pond

By | November 1, 2012

Continued overfishing of forage fish such as sardines and herring can result in devastating ecological and economic outcomes.

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Military Mind Wars

By | November 1, 2012

How neuroscience research can inform military counterintelligence tactics, and the moral responsibilities that accompany such research

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Medicines for the World

By | October 1, 2012

A global R&D treaty could boost innovation and improve the health of the world’s poor—and rich.

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