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While some in the scientific and religious communities have declared an end to the tensions between faith and fact, the conflict continues to have impacts on health, politics, and the environment.

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Opinion: Abandoned by the System

By , , and | May 18, 2015

Lab techs and other highly qualified employees are too often given short shrift by the biomedical research enterprise.

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Opinion: New Models for ASD

By | May 14, 2015

The study of mini “brains” in a dish, derived from patient cells, offers a novel approach for autism spectrum disorder research.

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T-cell receptor repertoires could help researchers determine whether a certain treatment will work for a given cancer patient. 

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Opinion: Senior Scientists Should Be Writing

By | April 7, 2015

Three reasons why authorship matters, even—perhaps especially—to established scholars

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Opinion: Upgrading Cancer Prevention

By | April 1, 2015

Preemptive detection and intervention will be key to easing the growing burden of cancer, particularly in developing countries.

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Opinion: Making Cancer Vaccines Work

By | March 31, 2015

Armed with the right adjuvant system, vaccines are poised to tackle one of the world’s most intractable diseases. 

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Opinion: Can the Brain Be Trained?

By | March 23, 2015

Online brain-training is gaining popularity, but so far little evidence exists to support claims of improved cognition.

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Opinion: On Global GMO Regulation

By | February 25, 2015

Advances in genome-editing technologies have made modifying crops easier than ever before. They’ve also clouded the already murky realm of genetically modified foods.

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Opinion: Debunking Junk

By | February 9, 2015

With more and more bad science infiltrating the media landscape, it’s time for researchers to speak up.

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