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Robert Redfield emphasized the importance of science and data in meeting with employees.

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Making DNA Data Storage a Reality

By Catherine Offord | October 1, 2017

A few kilograms of DNA could theoretically store all of humanity’s data, but there are practical challenges to overcome.

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Infographic: Writing with DNA

By Catherine Offord | October 1, 2017

Researchers devise numerous strategies to encode information into nucleic acids.

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A new screening tool flags dozens of papers with potential errors.

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Opinion: Not All Genetic Databases Are Equal

By Charles M. Strom | December 1, 2016

Sorting out which data sets are clinical-grade is key to helping patients.

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The Great Big Clean-Up

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2015

From tossing out cross-contaminated cell lines to flagging genomic misnomers, a push is on to tidy up biomedical research.

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Sharing Longevity Data

By Matthias Ziehm | March 1, 2015

Aging research would greatly benefit from consistently making annotated life span data available.

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Validating Antibodies: An Urgent Need

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | December 1, 2014

Highlights from a webinar held by The Scientist to discuss the role of antibody validation and cataloging in improving data reproducibility

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Learning to Share

By Jef Akst | September 29, 2014

Policies instituted by the National Institutes of Health have led to more data sharing in the life sciences, according to a new report.

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Sharing the Wealth

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2014

From research results to electronic health records, biomedical data are becoming increasingly accessible. How can scientists best capitalize on the information deluge?

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