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Opinion: The Flood Reduction Benefits of Wetlands

By Michael W. Beck and Siddharth Narayan | August 31, 2017

Conservationists and the insurance industry team up to model the economic benefits of marshes during hurricanes.


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Opinion: Use Pollution Models to Support Stream Sampling

By Jacelyn Rice and Paul Westerhoff | July 11, 2017

Modeling gives insight to the critical role of streamflow conditions when assessing the concentrations of endocrine disrupting compounds.  


Policymakers’ choice of seawater intakes highlights California’s troubling embrace of unproven technologies.


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Opinion: The Planet Needs More Plant Scientists

By Alan M. Jones | 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: Restoring Tomato Flavor

By Nancy Stamp | August 28, 2013

Commercial tomatoes rarely have that fresh vine-ripened flavor that everyone loves, but the ideal recipe for tomato taste is now known. Will growers embrace the new cultivars?


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Opinion: Genomics in the Clinic

By Richard Resnick | March 18, 2013

Next-generation sequencing diagnostics are already being used, and patients are ready.


image: Opinion: Paradoxical Amphibians

Opinion: Paradoxical Amphibians

By David B. Wake | February 7, 2013

New amphibian species are being discovered at an exciting rate, yet they are also the vertebrates most at risk of extinction.


image: Opinion: Evolving CO2-Hungry Crops

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: 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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