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Opinion: On Animal Emotions

By Allen Greer | February 16, 2016

Even if animals do have emotions, anthropomorphism and language impede our understanding of their experiences.

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Opinion: The Postdoc Crisis

By Muhammed Z. Ahmed | January 4, 2016

A lack of jobs leaves postdocs without a future in academia in the United States. Meanwhile, other challenges threaten the postdoc community abroad.

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Opinion: Brain Scans in the Courtroom

By Andreas Kuersten | November 23, 2015

Advances in neuroimaging have improved our understanding of the brain, but the resulting data do little to help judges and juries determine criminal culpability.

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Opinion: Translation Nation

By Kathleen Marsman and Lisa McKerracher | November 18, 2015

What’s in store for commercialization grants at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research?

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Opinion: Biodefense Innovation Needed

By Joe Lieberman and Tom Ridge | October 28, 2015

To protect against biological threats, federal agencies and other key stakeholders should commit to a strategic, unified approach.

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Opinion: Pay-to-Play Publishing

By Kailash Gupta | September 3, 2015

Online scientific journals are sacrificing the quality of research articles to make a buck.

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Opinion: Engineering the Epigenome

By Stephan Beck, Stefan H. Stricker, and Anna Köferle | August 26, 2015

The use of targetable chromatin modifiers has ushered in a new era of functional epigenomics.

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Opinion: Making Progress by Slowing Down

By Susan Fitzpatrick | August 24, 2015

Academic research could be strengthened by thinking more and doing less.

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Opinion: Share Diverse Genomic Data

By Ramon Felciano | August 12, 2015

Personalized interpretation is the next frontier in clinical genomics, but we won’t get there without sharing data representing all ethnic groups.

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Scientists at or near retirement can be ideal advisers for their junior colleagues. 

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