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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: Taxable Tuition = Trouble for Graduate Students

By Michael T. Parker and Patricia M. Lawston | November 30, 2017

Our calculations find troubling increases in taxes if a US House–led tax plan succeeds, but tuition waivers, as the Senate bill has proposed, could actually reduce students’ tax burdens.

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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: Banning Shark Fin Sales in the U.S. Will Backfire

By Robert Hueter | September 27, 2017

A proposal to do so would cause waste, promote less sustainable fisheries, and penalize US fishers who follow best practices.

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Opinion: Science, Meet Politics

By Miriam R. Fein | August 23, 2017

The events of the past six months have inspired advocacy for the first time.

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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: When Science Meets Activism

By Jonathan M. Berman | May 3, 2017

Scientists new to advocacy must find balance between embracing diverse perspectives and guarding against anti-scientific beliefs.

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Opinion: After We March

By Sheril Kirshenbaum | March 16, 2017

How to become—and stay—involved in science policy 

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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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