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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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Opinion: Share Your Data

By Michael P. Milham, Arno Klein, and Cameron Craddock | October 24, 2017

Our analysis of a collection of open-access datasets quantifies their benefit to the scientific community.

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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: 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: A Tale of Two Hemispheres

By Laurence O’Dwyer | December 20, 2016

Studying savant-like behaviors in birds could help researchers better understand autism spectrum disorders.

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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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