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Policymakers’ choice of seawater intakes highlights California’s troubling embrace of unproven technologies.

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Opinion: How Congress Is Failing on Zika

By | September 19, 2016

Congressional inaction when it comes to extending funding for a major outbreak may endanger the health of thousands of Americans.

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Opinion: Turkey’s Scientists Under Pressure

By , and | September 14, 2016

The embattled country’s research enterprise is at risk following a failed coup, designed to overthrow a regime that shows continued hostility toward science.

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A patent dispute over CRISPR highlights the need for scientists to agree on IP ownership early.

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Opinion: Retool Biomedical PhD Admissions

By | August 30, 2016

It is unethical to admit increasing numbers of students to graduate programs without considering the realities of the job market.

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Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”

By and | August 30, 2016

It behooves the scientific community to reflect on the public’s “Franken-” characterization of genetically modified foods.

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Opinion: A Baseball Analogy

By | July 26, 2016

Stiff competition under the current biomedical publishing model prevents important work from reaching a wider community in a timely manner. 

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Opinion: Two Steps Toward Establishing Priority of Discovery

By | July 19, 2016

Establishing priority of a new finding is best achieved through a combination of a rapid, scientist-controlled disclosure followed by subsequent validation, through journal-based peer review and other mechanisms.

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Opinion: Target the Vector

By | June 28, 2016

Officials’ increased emphasis on mosquito control could benefit public health efforts beyond the ongoing Zika outbreak. 

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Opinion: The Zika Effect

By | May 27, 2016

Three reasons why virologists are flocking to study this emerging virus

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