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Opinion: How to Define Cell Type

By Sara B. Linker, Tracy A. Bedrosian, and Fred H. Gage | November 1, 2017

Advances in single-cell technologies have revealed vast differences between cells once thought to be in the same category, calling into question how we define cell type in the first place.

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Opinion: Share Your Data

By Michael P. Milham, Arno Klein, and Cameron Craddock | October 24, 2017

Our analysis of a collection of open-access datasets quantifies their benefit to the scientific community.

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Opinion: A Tale of Two Hemispheres

By Laurence O’Dwyer | December 20, 2016

Studying savant-like behaviors in birds could help researchers better understand autism spectrum disorders.

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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: New Models for ASDs

By Alysson R. Muotri | May 14, 2015

The study of mini “brains” in a dish, derived from patient cells, offers a novel approach for autism spectrum disorder research.

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Opinion: Can the Brain Be Trained?

By Erin Abner | 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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Opinion: On Living Longer

By Raza M. Naqvi | June 24, 2013

Memory loss in healthy older adults is on the rise, as are preventive treatments—but there is little evidence that these remedies are effective.

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Opinion: Toxicants and the Brain

By Philippe Grandjean | June 17, 2013

Investment in brain research should aim at protecting the brains of the future from harmful environmental pollutants.

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Opinion: BRAIN Is Not Enough

By Alvaro Fernandez | June 6, 2013

The recently announced BRAIN Initiative, referred to as the Apollo program for neuroscience, needs more funding and better goals to live up to the hype.

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Opinion: The Payoff of Big Science

By K. John Morrow Jr. | June 3, 2013

Was the Human Genome Project the key to a gold mine?

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