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Opinion: Diagnostics Needed

By Mark Kessel | January 10, 2013

Resource-limited countries are in desperate need of better diagnostic tests for life-threatening illnesses.

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Opinion: Keep Animals in the Classroom

By Richard Naftalin | January 3, 2013

The release of non-native organisms into the environment by high school teachers should not be used as an argument to stop teaching by hands-on demonstration.

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Opinion: Teaching Science Without Harm

By Katherine Groff | January 3, 2013

Animal dissections are not needed in education.

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Opinion: Is America Ready to Listen?

By Ashley A. Anderson, Edward W. Maibach, and Anthony Leiserowitz | December 12, 2012

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, climate scientists should make their consensus about climate change known to all who care to listen.

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Opinion: Parachuting off the Patent Cliff

By Sandra S. Lee | December 6, 2012

As the United States edges ever closer to the dreaded fiscal cliff, the pharmaceutical industry approaches a precipice of its own.

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Opinion: Evolving CO2-Hungry Crops

By Lewis H. Ziska and Mark Howden | December 4, 2012

Breeding plants that can convert more carbon dioxide to food could help feed a growing population.

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Opinion: Learning from Transcriptomes

By David Smith | November 28, 2012

In the largest microbial eukaryote genetic sequencing effort ever attempted, researchers are investigating the transcriptomes of 700 marine algae species.

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Opinion: Rescuing Ecosystems

By David Moreno-Mateos | November 20, 2012

Pushing the envelope of ecosystem restoration and creation could help recover the planet’s biodiversity.

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Opinion: Talking Genomics

By Trevor Quirk | November 13, 2012

The crucial importance of language in the debate over the regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests

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Opinion: Science in the Courtroom

By James Tabery | November 6, 2012

Should biological explanations for criminal behavior influence a judge’s or jury’s decision about how to handle a case? If so, how?

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