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Technology and family constraints are making the “ghostdoc” more popular, but the setup is not without costs, researchers say.

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Researchers at the Rare Genomics Institute look at how families finance the cost of diagnostic exome sequencing.

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A new report estimates that 95 percent of people live in areas with dangerously high levels of fine particulate matter such as dust and soot.

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Biohacker Injects DIY Herpes Vaccine on Facebook Live

By Shawna Williams | February 5, 2018

The stunt, performed at a biohacking conference, was purportedly part of a two-subject trial of the genetically modified vaccine.

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Science Labs Offer Help to Texas Researchers

By Jef Akst | August 29, 2017

Sparked by a tweet from a Philadelphia scientist, the March for Science–Houston has launched a database of facilities offering to host reagents and researchers. 

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Science on Reddit in 2016

By Kerry Grens | December 30, 2016

A conversation with Nate Allen, head moderator of r/Science

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Social Media Accelerates Science

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 1, 2016

How researchers are taking advantage of Twitter and other forums to do, share, and discuss research

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Facebook CEO’s Donation a Boon to Basic Science

By Kerry Grens | September 25, 2016

But can $3 billion dollars meet the lofty goals of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative?

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Helping Scientists Spread Their Research

By Alison F. Takemura | August 1, 2016

A platform called Kudos helps users disseminate—and explain—their publications for free.

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Fieldwork Bloopers

By Tanya Lewis | June 21, 2016

Scenes from illustrator Jim Jourdane’s Fieldwork Fail: The Messy Side of Science

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