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Elder Pharmacology

By Nir Barzilai | January 1, 2014

Studying and treating the chronic diseases associated with aging needs serious revamping.

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Recognizing Basic Science Contributions

By Andrea Ballabeni, Andrea Boggio, and David Hemenway | January 1, 2014

A “basic bibliography” for new drugs would provide scientists with soft incentives and acknowledge the value of basic biomedical research.

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An Open Invitation

By Aaron Buseh | December 1, 2013

On creating communal, equitable discourse to broaden participation in genetics research

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The Great Divide

By Didier Schmitt | December 1, 2013

A two-way bridge between science and policy is desperately needed.

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Proceed with Caution

By Mark Gerstein and Dov Greenbaum | October 1, 2013

While genomic data sharing is essential for research, scientists must work to keep sensitive, potentially damaging information under wraps.

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Three-Way Parenthood

By Yehezkel Margalit, Michio Hirano, and John D. Loike | October 1, 2013

Avoiding the transmission of mitochondrial disease takes a trio, but raises a host of logistical issues.

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Remaking Nature

By Kent H. Redford | August 1, 2013

Synthetic biologists need to work together with conservationists to understand the environmental consequences of this new technology.

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Debating Bioethics Openly

By Declan Fahy & Matthew C. Nisbet | July 1, 2013

Researchers and bioethicists need to take advantage of events such as the recent publication of the HeLa genome to engage the public on topics of privacy, biobank regulation, and more.

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Opinion: On Patenting Genes

By Joan Ellis | June 18, 2013

The scientific community and the impact of the Myriad Genetics Supreme Court decision

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Defending Against Plagiarism

By Jonathan Bailey | June 1, 2013

Publishers need to be proactive about detecting and deterring copied text.

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