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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: 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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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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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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Loaded Words

By John D. Loike | December 1, 2014

As new technologies emerge, we must choose our words for them with care: names can negatively bias the inevitable debates over the ethics of scientific advances.

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Psychiatry: An SOS Call

By Robert E. Becker | May 1, 2014

Social policies shaped the practice of psychiatry in the past. As the discipline becomes ever more scientific, the effects of social policy on patient well-being must not be ignored.

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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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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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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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