Opinion: New Repository Will Hold the World’s Microbial Riches
Opinion: New Repository Will Hold the World’s Microbial Riches
The Microbiota Vault takes a holistic approach to preserving Earth’s microscopic diversity.
Opinion: New Repository Will Hold the World’s Microbial Riches
Opinion: New Repository Will Hold the World’s Microbial Riches

The Microbiota Vault takes a holistic approach to preserving Earth’s microscopic diversity.

The Microbiota Vault takes a holistic approach to preserving Earth’s microscopic diversity.

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Opinion: AI Beats Animal Testing at Finding Toxic Chemicals
Opinion: AI Beats Animal Testing at Finding Toxic Chemicals
Thomas Hartung | May 1, 2019
Machine learning could be the key to reducing the use of animals in experiments.
Opinion: Individuals Are Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
Opinion: Individuals Are Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
Itzhak Mizrahi, Fotini Kokou | Mar 1, 2019
The study of evolution requires consideration of organisms’ microbiomes.
Opinion: GE Crops Are Seen Through a Warped Lens
Opinion: GE Crops Are Seen Through a Warped Lens
Rod A. Herman, Nicholas P. Storer, Bryan Delaney | Feb 1, 2019
Risks that pertain to all manner of new crops are often misattributed to genetic engineering. This distorts the public’s view of the technology.
Opinion: Stop Ignoring This Filament Crucial to Muscle Function
Opinion: Stop Ignoring This Filament Crucial to Muscle Function
Julio M. Fernández | Sep 1, 2018
Titin was discovered four decades ago, but some physiology textbooks fail to recognize the important role it plays in muscle contraction.
Opinion: Learning from Immunotherapy’s Recent Failures
Opinion: Learning from Immunotherapy’s Recent Failures
Luis Felipe Campesato | Aug 1, 2018
The promise of immunotherapy is real. We now need to figure out how to maximize the number of patients the approach benefits.
Opinion: Understanding and Coping With Rising Publication Costs
Opinion: Understanding and Coping With Rising Publication Costs
M. Bishr Omary and Theodore S. Lawrence | Sep 1, 2017
As article processing charges top $5,000 at some research journals, authors and institutions have means of negotiating better deals or finding less expensive options.
Opinion: Address Taxonomic Skew
Opinion: Address Taxonomic Skew
Malcolm F. Rosenthal, Maydianne C.B. Andrade | May 30, 2017
The domination of model organisms and charismatic megafauna in the literature is a disservice to the life sciences.
Opinion: Why I Published in a Predatory Journal
Opinion: Why I Published in a Predatory Journal
John H. McCool | Apr 6, 2017
Our totally bogus case report swiftly passed muster, with only minor revisions requested.
Opinion: More Biomarkers Needed for Cancer Immunotherapy
Opinion: More Biomarkers Needed for Cancer Immunotherapy
David Fabrizio | Apr 1, 2017
Measuring PD-L1 levels was a great start. Now we need to quantify more protein biomarkers, assess the tumor mutational landscape, and examine immune cell signatures, too.