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Opinion: Understanding and Coping With Rising Publication Costs

By M. Bishr Omary and Theodore S. Lawrence | September 1, 2017

As article processing charges top $5,000 at some research journals, authors and institutions have means of negotiating better deals or finding less expensive options.

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Opinion: Improving FDA Evaluations Without Jeopardizing Safety and Efficacy

By John D. Loike and Jennifer Miller | February 1, 2017

What can be done to lower development costs and drug prices?

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Opinion: Ethical Considerations of “Three-Parent” Babies

By John D. Loike and Nancy Reame | December 22, 2016

Mitochondrial replacement therapy raises important societal and ethical concerns, but should be embraced for its utility in preventing disease.

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Opinion: An Ethical Code for Conferences

By Wolf B. Frommer | December 2, 2016

This fundamental form of scientific communication is threatened by modern recording technology and researchers who refuse to adhere to an age-old ethical code. 

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The Global Science Era

By Ephraim M. Govere | May 1, 2016

As international collaboration becomes increasingly common, researchers must work to limit their own biases and let cultural diversity enhance their work.

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Scientific Literacy Redefined

By Cynthia Brandenburg | February 1, 2016

Researchers could become better at engaging in public discourse by more fully considering the social and cultural contexts of their work.

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The Age of Pharmabrewing

By Laura Marengo and John D. Loike | January 1, 2016

We should not resist developing opiate-producing GM yeast for fear of the technology falling into the wrong hands.

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When Does a Smart Mouse Become Human?

By John D. Loike | July 1, 2015

Ethical issues attend the creation of animal-human chimeras.

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Think Before You Fire

By Sarah Ramsay | May 1, 2015

Industry layoffs may save a few dollars, at the cost of losing the collective brainpower of thousands of scientists.

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Overspending on Overhead

By Viviane Callier | February 1, 2015

Federal research dollars are needlessly wasted as scientists spend more and more of their time trying to recoup operational costs.

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