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image: Opinion: Taxable Tuition = Trouble for Graduate Students

Opinion: Taxable Tuition = Trouble for Graduate Students

By and | November 30, 2017

Our calculations find troubling increases in taxes if a US House–led tax plan succeeds, but tuition waivers, as the Senate bill has proposed, could actually reduce students’ tax burdens.

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image: Opinion: Microbiology Needs More Math

Opinion: Microbiology Needs More Math

By | October 12, 2017

Empirical data and humans’ biased interpretations can only get so far in truly understanding life at the microscale.

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image: Opinion: Banning Shark Fin Sales in the U.S. Will Backfire

Opinion: Banning Shark Fin Sales in the U.S. Will Backfire

By | September 27, 2017

A proposal to do so would cause waste, promote less sustainable fisheries, and penalize US fishers who follow best practices.

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image: Opinion: Science, Meet Politics

Opinion: Science, Meet Politics

By | August 23, 2017

The events of the past six months have inspired advocacy for the first time.

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image: Opinion: The Virome and the Anti-vaccination Debate

Opinion: The Virome and the Anti-vaccination Debate

By | June 6, 2017

Advances in microbiome research are increasingly used in anti-vaccination arguments, yet the science actually undermines the premise of the argument.

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image: Opinion: When Science Meets Activism

Opinion: When Science Meets Activism

By | May 3, 2017

Scientists new to advocacy must find balance between embracing diverse perspectives and guarding against anti-scientific beliefs.

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image: Opinion: After We March

Opinion: After We March

By | March 16, 2017

How to become—and stay—involved in science policy 

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image: Opinion: Sometimes, Scientists Must March

Opinion: Sometimes, Scientists Must March

By , , and | February 13, 2017

Lessons learned from the “Death of Evidence” demonstration in Canada

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image: Opinion: A Mother’s Microbes

Opinion: A Mother’s Microbes

By | March 3, 2016

On “vaginal seeding” and the challenge of evidence-based parenting

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image: Opinion: How Postdocs Can Participate

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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