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Rather, the breast cancer mutation screen was classified as a type of medical device with obligations for the company to reduce risks to customers.

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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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Scientists are using a powerful gene editing technique to understand how human embryos develop.

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Opinion: Get to Know Why People Openly Share Genomic Data

By Tobias Haeusermann | May 9, 2017

It’s not only about health but also about exploring ancestry and contributing to science.

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Opinion: Why I Published in a Predatory Journal

By John H. McCool | April 6, 2017

Our totally bogus case report swiftly passed muster, with only minor revisions requested.

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Opinion: On “The Impact Factor Fallacy”

By Frieder Michel Paulus, Nicole Cruz, and Sören Krach | March 21, 2017

Papers published in low-impact journals are not necessarily low-quality scientific contributions.

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Opinion: Birds of a Feather?

By Geoffrey E. Hill | March 10, 2017

Taking into account the interaction of nuclear and mitochondrial genes in birds holds the promise of more objectively defining what constitutes a species.

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Opinion: The Impact Factor, Re-envisioned

By Yan Wang, Haoyang Li, and Shibo Jiang | November 18, 2016

A combination of the traditional metric and the newer h5 index potentiates the scientific community toward more-balanced evaluation. 

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Opinion: Repairing Peer Review

By Tricia Serio | November 18, 2016

Peer review is in crisis, but should be fixed, not abolished.

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Opinion: Stop Submitting Papers

By Timothée Poisot | October 13, 2016

This is not sustainable.

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