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Misconduct Around the Globe

By Richard Smith and Tracey Koehlmoos | June 1, 2013

Research misconduct is not limited to the developed world, but few countries anywhere are responding adequately.

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On Being an “African American Scientist”

By Raynard S. Kington | May 1, 2013

If African American researchers are ever to gain equal opportunities in science, even subtle cases of differential treatment must be stamped out.

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Researchers, Hire Hackers

By Zeke Nierenberg and Martina Steurer-Muller | May 1, 2013

Clinical researchers need programming support to streamline their work, minimize error in the data, and find new trends that can point to better treatments.

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Border Buffers

By William Laurance | April 1, 2013

Protected areas help to conserve imperiled tropical forests, but many are struggling to sustain their resident species.

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Cancer Clinical Trials of Tomorrow

By Tomasz M. Beer | April 1, 2013

Advances in genomics and cancer biology will alter the design of human cancer studies.

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DIYbio: Low Risk, High Potential

By Todd Kuiken | March 1, 2013

Citizen scientists can inspire innovation and advance science education—and they are proving adept at self-policing.

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Regulating Amateurs

By Dustin T. Holloway | March 1, 2013

How should the government ensure the safety and responsibility of do-it-yourself biologists?

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Variety Is the Spice of Life

By H. Steven Wiley | February 1, 2013

True understanding of the complexity of biological systems demands an assortment of model systems.

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Gaming with Autism

By Micah Mazurek | January 1, 2013

Screen-based technologies show promise for autism intervention—but research is still needed to evaluate both the benefits and the possible negative effects.

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Genomics-Informed Pathology

By Dennis P. Wall and Peter J. Tonellato | January 1, 2013

Twenty-first century lab reports will include test results read by a new breed of pathologist.

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