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A new statistical method finds that many genetic variants used to determine trait-disease relationships may have additional effects that GWAS analyses don’t pick up.

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The correspondence points to routine data-massaging at a high-profile lab.

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Despite an overall decrease in the number of US cancer deaths, some cancer types are on the rise, and disparities remain between genders and ethnicities.

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2016 Salary Survey: By the Numbers

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2016

This year's life sciences salary survey turned up some interesting trends in the U.S. and around the world.

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Jason Castro Tackles Olfactory Mysteries

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 1, 2016

Assistant Professor, Bates College. Age: 37

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ESP on Trial

By Catherine Offord | September 1, 2016

In the 1930s, parapsychologist Joseph Banks Rhine aimed to use scientific methods to confirm the existence of extrasensory perception, but faced criticisms of dubious analyses and irreproducible results.

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Faulty Statistics Muddy fMRI Results

By Tanya Lewis | July 6, 2016

An analysis of the widely used technique calls into question the validity of 40,000 studies.

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Composite Endpoints in Clinical Trials

By Sarah C.P. Williams | July 1, 2016

There’s a right way and a wrong way to boost the statistical sensitivity of this type of clinical studies.

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How to Use P-Values Correctly

By Kerry Grens | March 9, 2016

The American Statistical Association offers guidance on best practices for the oft-misused tool.

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Methylation’s Role in Eusocial Insect Behavior Questioned

By Catherine Offord | January 22, 2016

Researchers re-examine the evidence for DNA methylation as the cause of behavioral differences among social insects.

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