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Bringing the Internet of Things into the Lab

By Abby Olena | June 1, 2018

The IoT can link up many facets of research—from laboratory equipment to ideas—but scientists must be ready for the questions its implementation could raise.

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Last year, researchers claimed the gene-editing method had accuracy issues, but a new whole-genome sequencing analysis by the same team finds otherwise.

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Researchers did not observe the same link between a bacterium and human colon cancer that prior investigators had reported.

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Including as few as two labs in a study improved the odds of getting the true effect size by as much as 23 percentage points, according to a replication model.

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Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods

By Catherine Offord | January 9, 2018

The use of underperforming computational tools is a major offender in science’s reproducibility crisis—and there’s growing momentum to avoid it.

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New Resource Ranks Chemical Probes for Human Proteins

By Abby Olena | December 14, 2017

With many probes being seriously flawed, Probe Miner helps researchers find those that are most specific and effective for manipulating their chosen proteins.

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Leonard Freedman, president of the Global Biological Standards Institute, discusses the causes of irreproducible science and his latest effort to spread best practices.

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Elsevier Signs Up to Transparency Guidelines

By Catherine Offord | September 5, 2017

The publisher will ask its journal editors to adopt widely accepted standards on transparency and openness in scientific communication.

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Final Nail Hammered into NgAgo Coffin

By Kerry Grens | August 3, 2017

The paper describing the gene-editing method is retracted.

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Researchers overestimate the reliability of findings from animal studies that are part of the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology.

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