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Opinion: Can the Brain Be Trained?

By | March 23, 2015

Online brain-training is gaining popularity, but so far little evidence exists to support claims of improved cognition.

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image: Opinion: On Global GMO Regulation

Opinion: On Global GMO Regulation

By | February 25, 2015

Advances in genome-editing technologies have made modifying crops easier than ever before. They’ve also clouded the already murky realm of genetically modified foods.

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Opinion: Debunking Junk

By | February 9, 2015

With more and more bad science infiltrating the media landscape, it’s time for researchers to speak up.

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Opinion: Out With the Old

By | January 21, 2015

The research community doesn’t need more journals. It’s time we embrace non-traditional publishing platforms.

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image: Opinion: On “Funding Research in Africa”

Opinion: On “Funding Research in Africa”

By | November 28, 2014

A letter to The Scientist from NIH Director Francis Collins and Wellcome Trust Director Jeremy Farrar

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Opinion: Star Trek Medicine

By | November 6, 2014

An apology for basic research

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image: Opinion: Separate Training from Research Budgets

Opinion: Separate Training from Research Budgets

By | October 7, 2014

In order to make the most of biomedical research funding and to better support trainees, institutions should recognize postdocs as employees.

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image: Opinion: The Planet Needs More Plant Scientists

Opinion: The Planet Needs More Plant Scientists

By | October 1, 2014

Academia is not producing sufficient PhDs in the plant sciences to solve the crop production challenges facing a rapidly growing population.

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Opinion: How Postdocs Can Participate

By | September 18, 2014

Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers should be taking part in discussions on the future of biomedical research.

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image: Opinion: On the Irreversibility of Gene Drives

Opinion: On the Irreversibility of Gene Drives

By | September 16, 2014

Should researchers genetically modify wild populations of mosquitoes to curb vector-borne diseases like malaria?

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