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Opinion: How We Found a New Way to Detect “Hidden Sharks”

By Stefano Mariani and Judith Bakker | May 7, 2018

Given the speed and efficiency of environmental (eDNA) sampling, a much larger portion of the sea can be screened, in a shorter time, for patterns of diversity.

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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: Does Social Media “Like” Conservation?

By Lahiru S. Wijedasa, Sheema Abdul Aziz, Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz, and Gopalasamy R. Clements | April 8, 2013

Environmental issues that resonate on an immediate, emotional level seem to play better on sites like Facebook than do longer-term, but no less serious problems.

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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.

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Opinion: Biodiversity Impacts Humanity

By Bradley J. Cardinale | February 20, 2013

Increasing evidence suggests that loss of Earth’s biological diversity will compromise our planet’s ability to provide the goods and services societies need to prosper.

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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.

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Opinion: Keep Animals in the Classroom

By Richard Naftalin | January 3, 2013

The release of non-native organisms into the environment by high school teachers should not be used as an argument to stop teaching by hands-on demonstration.

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Opinion: Teaching Science Without Harm

By Katherine Groff | January 3, 2013

Animal dissections are not needed in education.

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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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