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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.


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: 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: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”

By Dov Greenbaum and Mark Gerstein | August 30, 2016

It behooves the scientific community to reflect on the public’s “Franken-” characterization of genetically modified foods.


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Book Review: Personal Trials

By Arthur L. Caplan | March 22, 2016

At first blush, do-it-yourself clinical trials seem pointless and reckless. But a deeper truth pervades the research and the patients who drive it forward.


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Opinion: Pay-to-Play Publishing

By Kailash Gupta | September 3, 2015

Online scientific journals are sacrificing the quality of research articles to make a buck.


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Opinion: Engineering the Epigenome

By Stephan Beck, Stefan H. Stricker, and Anna Köferle | August 26, 2015

The use of targetable chromatin modifiers has ushered in a new era of functional epigenomics.

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